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Storm water runoff floods Colquitt Co. roads days after heavy rain

A sign warns drivers Vickers Bridge Road  is closed to traffic because of flooding A sign warns drivers Vickers Bridge Road is closed to traffic because of flooding
Water rushing over Vickers Bridge Road outside Moultrie Water rushing over Vickers Bridge Road outside Moultrie
Russell Moody, Colquitt County EMA Director Russell Moody, Colquitt County EMA Director
Water flowing over Vickers Bridge Road outside Moultrie Water flowing over Vickers Bridge Road outside Moultrie
Lonnie Brookard Road in Colquitt County was also closed Wednesday because of flooding Lonnie Brookard Road in Colquitt County was also closed Wednesday because of flooding

The rain may be gone but some roads in Colquitt County remain flooded. The county's public works director says Vickers Bridge, Lonnie Brookard and Myron Hart Roads were all flooded Wednesday.

He believes several other roads could be flooded this week as water from Worth County flows south into Colquitt County. Workers continue to monitor the flow of that water and will not know how much damage has been done until it recedes.

"Back in the past we've had some storms that caused major damage, and we've had to repair a lot of our pipes and ditches and things," said Russell Moody, Colquitt County EMA Director. "And I think those improvements have helped us, and probably will help us in the future too."

Moody said crews ran motor graters along some roads to straighten them out.

The department isn't planning on using pumps. Moody expects the water to be finished moving through the area within the next two days.  

 

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