Heavy rain, flooding affecting roads around the area

Heavy rain, flooding affecting roads around the area
Flooding in areas across the Coastal Empire is affecting some roads. (Source: WTOC)

SCREVEN CO., Ga. (WTOC) - Flooding in areas across the Coastal Empire is affecting some roads.

Screven County now has 15 roads listed as closed because portions have become impassable. The Screven County Emergency Management Agency says these roads are marked with barrels and/or signs. Current road closures are as follows:

  • Ben's Branch Road
  • Leola Road Dairy Road
  • Plum Road (Closed at the Buttermilk Road end)
  • Sassertown Road (between Millerville and Little Horse Creek)
  • Stoopto Road (Closed from Edenfield to Catawba)
  • Shady Lane (Ogeechee Road End)
  • Ginhouse Road (Harmony Rd to Mary T’s Rd)
  • Post Oak Road
  • Pine Needle Circle
  • Short Cut Road (Thomasboro Rd to Rocky Ford Rd)
  • Little Horse Creek at Sassertown Road
  • Millerville Road (Little Horse Creek to Thomasboro)
  • Parker Road (Buttermilk to Peach Orchard)
  • Sweetheart Road from Duck Pond to Pine Grove Inn Road
  • Beaver Road

These closures could change throughout the day as crews gather information. If you have a road concern, please call Screven Emergency Management at 912-564-2709.

Screven County Schools announced they will be closed for all students and staff on Friday, Feb. 21 due to the poor road conditions.

In Montgomery County, three roads are under evacuation orders. They said they were at a point where floodwaters were going down and were going to lift the mandatory evacuation. But on Tuesday night, six gates were open at Lake Sinclair because of heavy rainfall. EMA says with that water and the rain forecast Thursday in our area, they expect the river to return to major flood status. The local State of Emergency remains in effect until further notice.

The following is the latest from Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency:

O.k. Montgomery County, here is the latest if you haven't already heard. We are at the point where the flood waters...

Posted by Montgomery County Georgia Emergency Management on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Candler County Sheriff’s Office stated the following road closures and issues have been reported:

  • Forehand Rd.
  • Hardiman Rd.
  • Cowart Pond Rd (Emanuel side)
  • Mosely Rd (Eden Church side)
  • Cobbtown Rd.
  • Big Barn Rd.
  • Greenhouse Rd. has some issues, but not closed
  • Honey Bowen Rd. (Bulloch Co. Side)
  • Meridy Rd. (Candler Co. side)
  • Hwy. 57 N near the county line. Hole in the roadway.
  • Windwood Rd. near Excelsior Church Rd.

Drivers should use extreme caution on the roads during their commute. Please do not attempt to drive through areas that are impassable.

If you’re concerned about roads in your area, you can check with your local emergency management agency on their status.

Emanuel County Emergency Management Agency - 478-237-3169/24-Hour Dispatch: 478-237-3928

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