Washington County under state of emergency

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 06:08 PM.

FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Based on information provided by the National Weather Service and State Meteorologist regarding the potential for thunderstorms over the next 24 hours and ongoing rain for the next few days, Washington County has declared a local state of emergency effective at 2 p.m. today, April 29. The Choctawhatchee River, creeks and streams will rise. Most water on roadways will recede fairly quickly after the rain has stopped. It's important that drivers use caution when traveling on roads and particularly dirt roads. Unseen road damage could be hidden by muddy waters, DO NOT drive through standing water. To report dangerous road conditions call 638-6280.
Schools and Government Offices will be OPEN tomorrow, Wednesday, April 30.
Current Washington County road closures are as follows:
Porter Pond Rd., closed from Deadening Rd. to Ellen Rd.; John's Way, closed from Ostrich Lane to Clayton Rd.; Lake Circle is undermined at Highway 179 (Waitts Ave.), and cones and a sign have been put in place to block traffic from the cave-in; Douglas Ferry Rd., closed from 5893 Douglas Ferry Rd. to Billy Lee Landing; Catfish Alley, entire road closed; Treasure Terrace, entire road closed; Island Ave., entire road closed and Rolland Rd. from Alton Lane to Suggs Rd.: passable with extreme caution.

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