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Flooding Damage & Clean-Up

Flash flooding, mudslides, and emergency rescues...it's been a busy 24 hours in Madison County.

People in several communities are taking the brunt of the heavy rains.

Guntertown Road in the Laurel community, where a flooded stream undercut one lane of the pavement, remains closed today.

Yesterday afternoon's downpours forced creeks out of their banks and swamped people's homes near Marshall.

One home had part of the creek running through it as flash floods turned roads and driveways into rivers.
 
The road that's getting a lot of attention from DOT crews this afternoon is Guntertown Road.

Rescue workers shut it down last night after a runaway creek washed dirt and gravel from under one travel lane.

DOT officials tell us it could take three days to repair the road, depending on whether they can continue work if those heavy rains return.

The DOT urges caution along Chapel Hill Road, as the creek along the side of the road there washed away the shoulder.

Anyone traveling along that stretch of Chapel Hill Road should watch out for DOT trucks and equipment, as they try to shore up the riverbanks there.

A flash flood watch continues for Western North Carolina, so everyone living in flood-prone areas should be prepared for any additional rainfall today.

Click here to stay up to date with the conditions in your area with our Interactive Radar.

 



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