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Flash Floods Affect Putnam County Roads

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

Putnam County had its hands full with severe weather this weekend.

Putnam County Road Supervisor Randy Jones said clean ups were already planned for Monday, before Sunday night’s flash floods. Jones said the flooding caused more than just high water and debris on Putnam County roads.

“Several roads that have washed a lot of the asphalt and oil and chip off of, most of them are in the western, northwestern part of the county,” Jones said.

Jones said the clean-up crews worked patching the damaged asphalt with gravel, downed trees and debris from water ways. Some of the affected areas crews worked on today include Saint Mary’s Hollow and Little Indian Creek.

“All the roads are open, we have some trees that are down here and there,” Jones said.

Some downed trees are the result of Friday’s tornado. In the aftermath of the tornado on Friday, and the flash flooding Sunday, Jones said the difference in the north of Putnam to the South of Putnam is drastic.

“It’s just a completely different world from one side of the interstate to the other,” Jones said.

There were paving plans scheduled for this week that have to be put on hold, Jones said.


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