MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Marshall County Commission has passed a resolution to close a portion of Tant Much Dam Road.
The dam was the main water supply for Albertville and Boaz until the 1950s.
County Commissioner Jessie Sword received a request for the road to be closed from several nearby property owners.
Albertville police say the spot has become an inviting place for criminal activity. Police say there have been reports of drug activity, stashing of stolen cars, and a homicide.
Marshall County Commission Chairman James Hutcheson said it's rare for a closure like this to happen.
"It's not very often, but occasionally we do vacate the public road. And if it's no opposition, no property owner has an issue," said Hutcheson.
"And lots of times it's beneficial to the county and the property owner. Like with particular roads, I think it's very beneficial to close it," he said.
Albertville police say the portion of Tant Much Dam Road that has been closed is now private property and that trespassers are subject to arrest.
The county is working to put up a barricade for the road closure. Property owners will be responsible for putting up a permanent barrier, such as a fence.
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