Mitchell Co. works to repair roads after heavy rain

Mitchell County repairing roads after heavy rain showers

CAMILLA, GA (WALB) - With weeks of continuous rainfall, Mitchell County officials said there have been some concerns for drivers on their dirt roads.

The Mitchell County administrator said there are 360 miles of dirt roads, like the one you see behind me and most of them are in rough conditions due to recent heavy rain.

County officials said in the last seven days they've had nearly 12 inches of rain which has caused a number of their roads to deteriorate.

With each rain shower, current dirt washes off the road creating potholes and debris on the side of the roads.

The county administrator said they are fully aware of the current road conditions and are assessing the roads regularly.

"It's just a challenge right now with the showers with the way they're coming. But I would like the citizens to know that we are aware of the shape of the dirt roads and we're trying to get those back in shape," said Mitchell County Board of Commissioners Administrator Clark Harrell.

County officials said right now they have staff working overtime with road scrapers repairing the roads.

Harrell said if you see a road that needs to be fixed in this county, you can call the Mitchell County Road Department at (229) 336-2048.

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