Some roads impassable in county

Published 10:09 am Thursday, December 24, 2015


Several roads in Covington County are impassable after large amounts of rain over the last few days.

Covington County EMA director Susan Harris urged residents to use caution if they must travel.

Darren Capps, county engineer, deemed the following roads impassable.

“The county engineer’s office is in the process of evaluating all roads,” Capps said. “Members of the general public are advised that when roads and bridges become impassable all travel should be suspended or delayed. Please use extreme caution until county workers are able to inspect all roads.”

The following roads are impassable:

• Cravey Bridge Road;

• County Road 34;

• Linzy Road;

• Homer Smith Road;

• Short Road;

• John Road;

• Old Boggy Road;

• Holley Road;

• Grider Mock Road;

• Bass Bridge Road;

• Kelley Road;

• TT Clark Road; and

• Cedar Crest Road

Choctawhatchee Pea and Yellow River Watershed Management gauges shows that 4.84 inches of rain have fallen at Yellow River at 55 and 10.58 inches have fallen at Yellow River at 84.

Yellow River at 55 was up to 13 feet, up from 5 feet, 72 hours before. Yellow River at 84 was at 10 feet around 10 a.m., Thursday. It was 2 feet, 72 hours before and at one point it was 18 feet, according to the ChocPea.

The National Weather Service shows that the Conecuh River at River Falls was up to 25.81 feet. Flood stage is 37 feet. Forecasters are expecting it to rise to 34.8 feet by Sunday.