Highway 17 from Millen to Sylvania still closed - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Part of Highway 17 remains closed

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SCREVEN CO., GA (WTOC) -

Parts of Highway 17 are still closed from Millen to Sylvania as a result of a dam at a Screven County pond being washed out by heavy rains.

It happened at Herbert Jacobs' pond Saturday night, which forced part of the highway to collapse and wash away nearby railroad tracks. The highway is expected to be closed for at least a week. Roads near Rocky Ford were also closed.

Screven and Bulloch County authorities had urged residents nearby to evacuate.

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