Thursday, April 10, 2008
Heavy rains cause flooding problem
By SUE WATSON
Strong thunderstorms caused some flooding in Holly Springs and Marshall County last week, but no serious damages were reported.
In the city some creeks swelled and backed out of their banks and storm waters temporarily flooded some streets Thursday following a heavy downpour.
The creek on Chulahoma Avenue backed out of its banks and into fields near Cedar Hills Road but did not flood homes. East Boundary also collected about a foot of water near the railroad tracks. Some vehicles drove through the water and one car stalled out after passing through the heavy runoff collected there.
A pond levy broke on a property off South Red Banks Road below Lee’s Crossing covering parts of the road in about six feet of water Friday, according to county administrator Larry Hall.
After the water shed away there was minimal damage to the road surface, he said. County road crews shored up the shoulders on the road and a new culvert installed last fall held, he said.
He said the fact that the culverts held during the deluge reflected the quality of work road crews did when they replaced two dangerous bridges on South Red Banks Road.
There were some washes on Hernando Road with some damage and a pipe washed out on Gardner Road, he said.
“We are working on spots to repair all problems before the next round,” Hall said.
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