New this morning: Water over roads and downed trees in Albany - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

New this morning: Water over roads and downed trees in Albany

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>
  • Manhole overflowing at Lenox Dr. and W. Oglethrope

    Manhole overflowing at Lenox Dr. and W. Oglethrope

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:24:01 GMT
    Be careful if your traveling near the intersection of Lennox Drive and West Oglethrope Ave. A manhole is overflowing releasing nearly 25 gallons of water a minute. City officials says the undergroundMore >>
    Be careful if your traveling near the intersection of Lennox Drive and West Oglethrope Ave. A manhole is overflowing releasing nearly 25 gallons of water a minute. More >>

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – We've seen several inches of rain cover most of south Georgia this morning. The saturated ground has caused some downed trees. And several Albany roads have flooding.

So far there are no reported road closings in southwest Georgia but Albany police say several roads have a lot of water over them. They advise slowing down and using caution while driving to work. And remember a lot of old trees can fall any minute when we get heavy rain events like this one.

That's what happened around 4 AM. A huge tree toppled over the road on Greenwood Drive near the Dawson Road intersection. Albany Police blocked the road and public works crews quickly arrived to cut up the 50 foot tree and push debris to the side.

Public works crews will come by later this morning to clean it up. Over at Eugemar Park on Eugemar Drive picnic tables were unreachable because of the minor flooding.

Police say several roads in the area are covered with water including the 400 block of Baldwin Dr. and the 300 block of East Broad Avenue.

Do you see any weather damage in your area? Send us at picture at news@walb.com.

 
©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

Powered by WorldNow