EMA: Flooding closes roads across county

Published 10:57 am Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A host of roads are closed throughout Covington County today due to last night’s round of severe weather.

According to Susan Harris, director of the Covington County Emergency Management Agency, heavy rains in the southeastern portion of the county caused the bulk of problems heading into today.

“The south part of the county was hit the hardest with this round,” Harris said. “This list (of road closures) will expand because the water is continuing to rise.”

As of right now, Harris said Covington County road closures include: Co. Rd. 4, from Natural Bridge to the Geneva County line, Natural Bridge Rd., Glen Chambers Rd., TT Clark Rd., Davis Rd., Walker Rd., Cravey Bridge Rd., Laird Rd., Geohagan Rd., Johnson Qtr. Rd., Co. Rd. 20, North Creek Rd., Co. Rd. 45, north of Enon Ch. Rd., Co. Rd. 89, South End Gopher Ridge Rd., Adams Pond Rd. (dirt road section), Beavers Rd., Sanders Rd., Tubberville Rd. and Babe Lawrence Rd.

In addition to heavy rains clogging roadways, Harris said two homes, both located just south of Opp, were reportedly damaged by the weather, while a vehicle was reported to have been struck by lightening. Harris said EMA officials are also working to assess damage done by golf-ball-sized hail produced by a thunderstorm at approximately 9 this morning.

For continued updates on road closures, as well as of damage from last night and this morning’s weather events, continue to check andalusiastarnews.com.