Ongoing Road Issues and More Rain on the Way. (12/25/15 5:30pm)

posted Dec 25, 2015, 3:28 PM by J.T. Johnston   [ updated Dec 25, 2015, 6:27 PM ]
We are expecting another storm system to move through the area Sunday night and Monday bringing strong to severe thunderstorms and more heavy rain.  With the flooding we experienced Thursday, we certainly don't look forward to more rain.  Please be weather aware all next week, as there is another good chance for rain on Wednesday, according to the current forecast.

Also, there are numerous roads that are impassable or partially washed out.  The following list is not comprehensive, but includes the major issues that we know about.  Roads & streets through areas that experience flooding during "normal" heavy rain events are likely to have problems, so be careful in those areas, even if they aren't listed here.

Known road issues
  • Snyder Ave CLOSED just North of Oak Grove Church Rd due to washout/blown out culvert
  • Deer Creek Road CLOSED at the bridge due to washouts
  • Watson Road CLOSED approx. 100 yards from Drewry Rd intersection due to washout
  • Old Salem Creek Rd. IMPASSABLE at Limestone Creek.  Bridge is completely under water.  DO NOT ENTER THIS AREA.
  • Landfill Road partially washed out but PASSABLE approximately 100 yards from Experiment Farm Rd.
  • Curry Road Bridge is CLOSED
Again, we expect many other roads, especially dirt roads, have damage that has not been found/reported.  Please use caution traveling any dirt roads, lesser used paved roads, and in low lying areas during any rain event.  Water could come back up very quickly during the coming storms.