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Family can't access house through main road

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  One Leesburg couple cannot access their home unless they drive through treacherous, muddy back roads to get to it.

And it's all because of the rain. Even with a little more than three inches of rain, they need a  rugged 4-wheel drive truck to get home. Even then they may still risk getting stuck.

Charles Hadden has his hubs locked and ready for a muddy ride home. He doesn't normally take this road but he has to. Turkey Farm Road, which leads to his home, is blocked with water. He says this is the third time in a month and a half rain waters flooded a creek off the Kinchafoonee.

"It's treacherous and it can get pretty slippery," Hadden said.

I drove with him on a round about way through the woods to his home. As mud splashed up, we were lucky not to get stuck.

"It's aggravating my wife cant get out at all and we don't have phone or Internet, "Hadden said. She hasn't been out of the house in two weeks and she's about to go nuts."

Their house has no water around it. The flooded road is the only obstacle in the way.

"if I wanted to go out I would need someone with four wheel drive," said his wife Shirley Hadden.

If that's not enough, she's also afraid of erosion as the Kinchafoonee sits in their back yard a little to close to comfort.

If they had an emergency, she says EMS trucks have four wheel drive but fire trucks wouldn't be able come to the rescue.

The Haddens just hope the county will step in so they don't get stuck in the mud in the future. The Haddens say the creek levels haven't gotten into their home yet.

Even though the road leading to their home constantly floods, they don't plan on moving.

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