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BROOKS COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
While North and Central Florida are getting the worst from Debby, the storm is causing problems in south Georgia too.
The DOT closed U.S. 441 in Clinch County between State Road 94 and the Florida line due to water on the road.
Rain washed out several roads in Brooks County where crews are working hard, especially to keep dirt roads open.
Driving won't be easy this week on many roads in Brooks County. "The roads are intensely wet. Brooks County is a lot of clay. That road gets wet, it's going to be rough to drive in. Even trucks have problems with it. Drive slowly," said Public Works Director Mark Deatcher.
Rain bands from Debby have dumped about seven inches of rain so far in Brooks County and officials say there's more to come.
"We're looking at a least another three inches of rain within the next twelve hours. So my team is out. We're doing the best that we can. Motor graders, can't use those yet," said Deatcher.
Radford Road is now reopen, but officials expect portions of Sycamore Hill, Beasely, and White Roads to remain closed until Friday.
"When I say closed, that doesn't mean that I close the entire road. There's just a portion of it so traffic can go either east or west, north or south. We don't just close an entire road and leave families stranded," said Deatcher.
Officials say driving through standing water can leave you stalled, stranded, or worse. "If there's water covering that road, do not go over that road. There's no idea if that road is actually there. So if you see water moving across the road, please don't go over it," said Deatcher.
Brooks County officials say they are also watching out for falling trees.
They say if you come across a downed tree or washed out road, call 911 immediately.
The state D.O.T. reports that U.S. 441/S.R. 89 in Clinch County between S.R. 94 and the Georgia/Florida line is closed as well, due to water being over the road in several locations.
At this time there is no estimated time to reopen the highway. Motorists should use alternate routes until U.S. 441/S.R. 89 is reopened. Local residents only will be allowed access.