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1.3 million dollar road damage in Mitchell County

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

MITCHELL COUNTY, GA (WALB) - 18 roads are still closed in Mitchell county.

And Monday's rain only made matters worse.

A lot of the repair work the county started last week, hauling in dirt to fill in damaged parts of the road, is washed away again.

Sale City Road has some of the worst damage.

The road superintendent says they just got in new bigger pipes to replaces the ones sitting under the road now.

But it's hard to predict how long it will take to get the roads back to normal.

"From the dirt roads alone we've got well over 1 million dollars worth of damage. And it's going to take a while to fix them. It won't be an overnight thing. It's going to be quite sometime," said Julius Hatcher, Mitchell county Road Superintendent.

John Collins Road is the only paved road in the Mitchell county with damage.

The road superintendent says it is usually only the west side of the county that sustains severe flooding, but this time it is county wide.

He is hoping the county can get federal aid.

ROAD CLOSINGS IN MITCHELL COUNTY AS OF 4:00PM APRIL 14, 2009.

Mitchell Road at bridge close to Ash Road intersection; local traffic only, bridge out

Walton Road at Old Ga 3

Tomato Road at Hwy 93 about ¼ mile to the hill

Cool Springs Road off Hwy 93

MLK Road about ¼ south of River Road on MLK, road is close to thru traffic, local traffic only

Lk Pleasant Ch Road from Zion Hill Road to Hwy 93

Sale City Road from Hwy 37 to Pebble City Rd

John Collins Road at the box culvert at the Pelham City limits sign, no through traffic

Sassafras Tea Road from Pinecliff Road to Pipeline Road

RedBird Lane EVACUATED

River Road From Hwy 311 to Pipeline Road

Quail Crossing Road between Turnip Road and Hwy 65

Sullivan Road closed from Hwy 311 to Double Run Road

Hinsonton Road from Zion Hill Road to Hwy 93, bridge out

Roswell Road from Hwy 311 to Red Hill Road

Duffie Road between Tipper Lane and Mulberry Road

Sandspur Loop from address #3303 to west end of road

Bluebird Rd whole road

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