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5/7/2013 10:35:00 AM
Road a victim of flood
The washout on County Road 1650E is more than five feet deep in some areas, and nearly 100 yards long. (Tom Compton photo)
The washout on County Road 1650E is more than five feet deep in some areas, and nearly 100 yards long. (Tom Compton photo)
By TOM COMPTON
Daily News

When water's over the road, what's underneath may be even more dangerous than it looks.

A section of County Road 1650E, about one-quarter mile south of CR1600N in Hutsonville Township, washed out Sunday. The washout illustrates that even as river and stream levels have dropped rapidly this week, consequences of the flooding will remain for a long time. And it shows how destructive even a relatively brief assault by floodwaters can be.

Hutsonville Road Commissioner Lance Hargrave has been consulting with Crawford County Engineer Justin Childress, Emergency Management Director Ken Pryor and the Department of Natural Resources to assess the damage.

The washout is more than five feet deep in some areas, and nearly 100 yards long. Hargrave, who lives south of the washout on the same road, said the water had been flowing since the flooding began, but on Sunday it began cutting into the roadway.

Hargrave said he will not know how or when the road will be repaired until the water goes down significantly. He will also have to wait to see what government assistance may be available. Hargrave said he is working with the adjacent homeowner and local landowners to address the situation.

The homeowner and property owners have asked that sightseers remain on the road and not trespass into the yard for both safety and privacy reasons.







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