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Lee County dirt roads collapse under floodwaters

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Public Works crews in Lee County are working overtime to clean up the mess more than six inches of rain caused in the northern end of the county.

Along Old Leslie Road, the roadway split and caved in under the weight of the water. Thursday night, crews had to pull a car out of a hole. The road was closed, but the driver went around the barriers. Public Works crews also closed Larimore Road, Dan Green Road, and Kaylor Road. They urge drivers not to ignore their signs.

"People don't realize when water is moving like it is we can't tell what's under it. It might look like it's two inches deep you get on top of it and you've lost the bottom and it's not worth getting hurt and getting killed for," said Mike Sistrunk, Lee County Interim Public Works Director.

Pumps are still working along Lovers Lane to clear water from around several homes. Crews are thankful to the many volunteers from the Fire Department and Sheriff's Office who worked late last night filling sand bags and helping public works deal with all the work orders they've received.

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