WED. 11:45 AM - Highway officials say Rt. 5 east of Grantsville, near the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center, will be closed for about 24-hours.

A large boulder on the hillside is being removed because it is a threat to public safety.

Earlier Wednesday, the highway was blocked by a fallen tree and downed power lines.

ORIGINAL STORY/WED. 9:27 AM - Wind Gusts blowing across the area downed a tree and power lines across State Rt. 5 East, blocking traffic Wednesday morning.

Responders said a large boulder on the hillside was a threat to safety.

The road was blocked at the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center.

The Grantsville VFD responded to the scene for traffic control.

Power company and highway workers were responding to the scene.

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