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Falling rocks force road closure on RM 2222 in Northwest Austin

Westbound RM 2222 in Northwest Austin was forced to close after rocks fell onto the roadway amid heavy rains Wednesday.

AUSTIN — Heavy rainfall Wednesday seemed to trigger a slight rock slide on the scenic RM 2222 in northwest Austin.

The Texas Department of Transportation reported the slide around 2:34 p.m. near Paradox Cove. TxDOT said the westbound lane of RM 2222 was forced to close as crews worked to clear debris.

Officials said that, due to the ongoing rain, they could not safely reopen the lane immediately.

No injuries were reported.