SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (AP) -- An old mineshaft on Signal Mountain has become an impediment to a few homeowners when their access road over it began collapsing.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported a state contractor was scheduled to fill in the old shaft Tuesday. The homeowners became stranded over the weekend when the hole opened on a private road.
Tennessee Department of Transportation environmental specialist James Finley said the mine shaft is about 20 feet deep and the collapsed area is about 8 feet wide. Finley said the few inches of soil was too weak to drive a car over.
TDOT is using money from the state abandoned mines program to pay a contractor to collapse the rest of the shaft and then fill it with gravel.
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