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Posted on: December 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Christmas Eve Floods

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Carroll County received approximately 5 inches of rain in a 48-hour period starting Christmas Eve that resulted in a flash flooding event with streams spilling out over roadways.

During this time, about 65 roads were initially underwater. After the floods receded, the following roads were accessed by the county and cities as having damage. Crews worked diligently over the holidays to reopen the roads as quickly as possible.

Opened Roads
Bagwell Rd
Brickyard Rd
Daniel Rd Bowdon
East Wayside Rd
Four Notch Rd
Harman Rd at Harman Lane
Oak Grove Church Rd at Nugget Rd
Old Four Notch Rd off Horsley Mill Rd
Old Word Rd
Smyrna Church Rd
Victory Church Rd
Victory Dashboard Rd
Wiley Wilson Rd
Whooping Creek Road (Dirt Part)
Yancey Rd

Still closed as of 12/29/2015
Almon Rd
Old Carrollton Rd (off Hwy 61)
Ben Scott Blvd
Mount Olive Rd

In a heavy rain event, please remember to “turn around, don’t drown.” Never drive through flooded waters, as you don’t know what is underneath you, as you can see from the photos of damaged roads from the Christmas Eve flooding in Carroll County. Per the National Weather Service, 12-inches of water can float your vehicle, and 2 feet can carry your vehicle (even trucks) downstream. It is not worth the risk.

Thanks very much to the county and city public safety and public works employees for responding quickly to the flooding event and working over the holiday weekend.

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