Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
September 29, 2004
Lowndes County - Just when you think the Withlacoochee river level is going down, it climbs a little higher. "Last night, it crested at 19.3 feet, but at 10:00 this morning, it was back up to 19.4," said Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Public Information Officer.
Stacey Moore lives less than a mile from the river, and although her home isn't in danger of flooding, the road she lives on is another story. "The buses can't get down the road, if you're not in a big truck sometimes, you're not gonna get up and down," said Moore. "This is the worst its been in the 10 years we've been here."
Chunks of Franklinville Road have washed away, causing almost more than a foot drop off at some points. Travel down a little farther, and it gets worse. The excess water has literally made a pond in the middle of Franklinville Road. It could be weeks before the water subsides, and public works crews can get out here to make the road passable again.
"It just looks like a boat ramp, the dirt road actually disappears into the flood water," said Dukes.
The water completely covers one bridge. As for how many feet of water are actually covering the road, that's still unknown. "Right now its just to deep for us to get folks in to check," said Dukes. And it doesn't look like relief will come anytime soon. "With all the rain everyone above us has experienced, levels here are going to continue to rise," said Dukes.
So for now, Stacey will rely on 4 wheel drive to make the journey to and from home a little easier.
The Little River, which feeds into the Withlacoochee River, is also rising in Lowndes County. Right now the river level is about 16.1 feet. Flood stage is about 10 feet.
The Little River in Colquitt and Cook Counties is getting it's second wave of water from northern counties forcing Reed Bingham State Park officials to close all boat ramps.