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Meredyth drive reopened for traffic

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For many the storms over the weekend were a solution to the drought in Southwest Georgia. But it also caused problems like downed trees, hundreds without power and a road closure.

At 7:00 Monday morning, part of Meredyth Drive was reopened to traffic. The westbound lane is still closed.

And construction crews have split the east bound lane for both directions of travel.

After all the rough weather over the weekend, Oxford Construction has been able to pick up where they left off Friday.  Heavy rain, and lots of it, dampened crews already on site building Phoebe Putney's new Digestive Disease Center.

The north side of town received three inches of rain in forty five minutes. That much water in an area already under construction created a four-feet deep sinkhole.

Crews have already refilled the hole. The high winds and lightening knocked out over 800 Water Gas and Light customers.

W G& L crews worked into the late hours of the night restoring power.  Drivers are asked to slow down in the Meredyth Drive area.

If you're caught speeding in a construction zone your fine will be doubled.