Roads closed in Kinchafoonee flood zone, water rapidly rising - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Roads closed in Kinchafoonee flood zone, water rapidly rising

The river crested at 21 feet. The river crested at 21 feet.
Flooding problems are expected to continue through the entire day. Flooding problems are expected to continue through the entire day.
Public works crews blocked entrances. Public works crews blocked entrances.
Several roads in Lee Co. are closed. Several roads in Lee Co. are closed.
The creek will rise rapidly overnight. The creek will rise rapidly overnight.
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

The Lee County EMA Director is warning residents that the creek will rise rapidly overnight.He expects serious flooding problems around Saturday morning, continuing through the entire day.

The river crested Friday night at the Pinewood Road bridge at 21 feet. The flood level reached a little more than half a foot from the point it did during the devastating flood in 1998. Many of the homes flooded then were either elevated or not rebuilt to avoid widespread damage.

Some homes will be taking on water during the current flood. Emergency officials encouraged, but did not order evacuations.

Several roads in Lee Co. are closed for the rest of the night: 

Public works crews blocked both entrances to Cypress Point Circle. Creekside Drive is closed at the intersection with Knollwood Drive. Uncle Jimmys Lane is closed as is Eagle Pond Road between Old Smithville Road and Gosa Road.

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