State Route 15 reopened in Blackshear, GA after dam breach issues

State Route 15 reopened in Blackshear, GA after dam breach issues
(Source: GDOT)

BLACKSHEAR, GA (WTOC) - UPDATE: State Route 15 in Blackshear is now open to traffic.

State and local officials have determined at this time the dam breach is no longer a threat.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed a road in Blackshear due to the impacts of a dam breach.

State Route 15 is currently closed due to a dam failure of the Lakeview Country Club lake.

The issue is causing flooding within the “Baxter-Bernie Branch Drainage.” Traffic between Azalea Street and Whispering Pine Trail will be impacted. Also, property along Lakeview Drive will be threatened.

Traffic is being detoured via US 82 and US 84.

State and local officials are monitoring the dam.

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