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Some of one county's 300+ miles of dirt roads still closed

WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

The road situation is in improving in Worth County. Water has receded in many spots.

The county was hit especially hard by heavy rain because it has 300 miles of dirt roads. Forty-four of them were shut down at one point. By Friday night, that number was down to 11.

The county declared a local emergency and asked for state help, but officials aren't optimistic that the level of damage will be enough to get recovery money from the state.

EMA Director Tom Whittington said, "Our resources are exhausted. Our public works has been swamped, and we need some assistance from the state which would be state DOT. When I get all my information, I turn it over to my GEMA officials in Atlanta, and they call me back and let me know what they're gonna do."

Officials say most of the roads can be repaired with grading and minor patch jobs, though a few complete washouts have already been filled in.

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