Jackson County Cleans Up After Storms

By: Bryan Anderson Email
By: Bryan Anderson Email

MARIANNA, FL 3/6/2012 -- Jackson County crews were busy Monday repairing several roads in the area following another weekend of torrential rain.

"We've probably got about fifty or sixty people out working today," said Jackson County Road and Bridge Superintendent Al Green.

Green said residents in the area saw anywhere from four to more than seven inches of rain.

"That's a tremendous amount of water to come down in such a short period of time. I saw a lot of places where water was running really heavy," said Green.

One of the places where water did a lot of damage was Crooms Road in Kynesville. But that's not the worst WCTV saw Monday. Fairview Road, also known as the Panama City Cutoff, remained closed Monday because at least one portion of it was still under water.

Green said the flooding on Fairview Road is nothing new because it sits close to farmland and I-10. It's a popular road for many motorists getting to and from Panama City, but Green said those motorists could have use different roads for several more days.

"It just takes it a while to recede, like I said it could take a week to two weeks," said Green.

Besides Fairview, Green said crews should have the the majority of the county's other roads passable by the end of the week.

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