Calloway County leaders concerned for flood road repairs
While the rainy weather has an end in sight, Calloway County leaders say all this water means more cleanup later.
Some of the county’s roads have washed out, stranding at least two people living in the other side of Salem Lane.
County leaders say luckily no main roads have been washed out, but on the roads that tend to see high water: they put signs up for a reason.
They say luckily they haven’t had any emergency rescues, injuries, or evacuations- but it’s the repairs that will be costly.
The county road director, Ricky Edwards, says many of the roads with water over them have other ways to get around them. But some of the roads that have been mostly washed out or are impossible to drive on have been on his to-do list for the better part of a year, with some projects costing tens of thousands of dollars.
Edwards says when it comes to repairing water damage from this storm, it’s going to take time, but the bigger projects receive first treatment.
Edwards says the county maintains 720 miles of road.