Excessive Rainfall Causing Problems and Concerns in Dallas Co.


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  Officials in Dallas County are dealing with problems caused by the excessive amount of rain that has fallen in area over the past two weeks.

Probate Judge Kim Ballard says the amount of rain is creating muddy roads all around the county.
He says about half the roads in the county -- are dirt roads -- county road crews are working over-time to try and keep them open and safe for residents to use.

"When it rains, one big rain right behind another, it causes washout problems," said Ballard. "It causes silt to build up in the ditches, and roads to be flooded, and from our perspective, it causes us to have to do a whole lot of overtime in trying to keep them passable."

EMA officials say the county is under a flash flood watch. They say residents should drive with care, especially at night -- and never drive into any moving water that covers a road.

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