More than 50 roads have reported issues in Bulloch County

Published: Aug. 31, 2023 at 10:20 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2023 at 3:49 PM EDT
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BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - More than 50 roads have reported issues in Bulloch County after Idalia passed through Georgia on Wednesday evening.

According to the Bulloch County Public Safety department, road crews are working with power companies to begin the process of clearing lines and reopening roads.

Crews spent the morning dropping truckloads of dirt or gravel in some places to make some roads temporarily passable. Intense rains washed away tons of top layer to plenty of roads leading to washouts. But plenty of paved roads saw water washing over too.

On Brannen Pond Connector Road, the force of the water washed away the guardrail. The county’s public safety director says the roads took their punches but can be repaired.

“I saw standing water in places yesterday that I had never seen it before. Thankfully we haven’t had any reports from individuals of any flooded homes,” said Ted Wynn, the public safety director.

He says crews are trying to open up the most populated roads first and work in from there. He urges people to heed the road closure signs for their own safety and protect roads from further damage.

If you need to report a road issue, please call the county Public Works directly at 912-764-6369. Please do not call 911 unless an emergency exists.