2017-07-12 / Front Page

Many county roads flooded

Culverts under roads damaged by recent rains
By Debbie Lowe
Staff writer


Paint Creek flooded Monday night, spilling over its banks and washing out portions of CRs 225E and 450N in Jackson Township, east of Camden. See more weather related photos on page 2B. Comet photo Paint Creek flooded Monday night, spilling over its banks and washing out portions of CRs 225E and 450N in Jackson Township, east of Camden. See more weather related photos on page 2B. Comet photo Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby advised Tuesday afternoon several county roads in the northeastern portion of the county are flooded and impassable. The worst of the damage is between Camden and Deer Creek, according to Leazenby.

“If you see water across a road, turn around and find an alternative route,” Leazenby said.

Deputies and County Highway workers are finding roads in which their base has been washed away and there is basically no road under the water. Drivers will experience a sudden dropoff in those instances.

SR29, between CR750N. and SR218, is closed due to high water on the highway as well. In addition, both the northbound and southbound lanes of SR29 at CR575N. are closed due to a culvert failure.

The Sheriff said a comprehensive list of closed roads is being compiled by the Highway Department.

“We urge all drivers to limit their travel as much as possible to avoid a situation on a flooded or washed-out road,” Leazenby said. “As more information is received, we will issue information to help ensure the safety of all community members.”

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