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March 2, 2013

Flood waters receding

Roads remain closed

VALDOSTA — The National Weather Service issued a statement Friday saying that although Lowndes County is still under a flood warning, the Withlacoochee River is falling and will be below flood stage by Tuesday.

Even though the waters are receding, area roads in Brooks and Lowndes Counties remain closed until further notice. Businesses along Sugar Creek saw the waters going down on Friday, but several, including Traditions Flooring, remain closed. Residents of the houses in that area, on Meadowbrook Drive, were getting some relief from the water Friday as well and several could be seen moving belongings back into their homes.

The city of Valdosta’s Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment plant remains offline and untreated sewage is still flowing into the Withlacoochee River at the rate of 5 to 6 million gallons per day.

Additional information on the plant will be included in a story in Sunday’s Times.

The roads that remain closed in Lowndes County are Shiloh, Clyattville Nankin, Morven Road and Gornto Road.

In Brooks County, closed roads include U.S. 84 to Quitman, along with 751 Emerson Road to Grooverville Road, Ham City Road from S.R. Hwy 84 to Old Thomasville Road, Cannon Road between Marso Road and Hester Road, Lawson Pond Road at Lowndes County, Rocky Ford Road off Nankin Road, Spain Road off Jackson Road, Nankin Road Bridge at Lowndes County, McAllister Road, Hempstead Road to Alderman Road, Radford Road to Milton Road to Madison, Florid, Moody Road to Burton Road, Alderman Road North of State Hwy 122, Monument Church Road at Brooks Co. Dairy, Bethlehem Church Road of Greenville Highway, Reedy Creek Road to Pedrick Road to Tom Lodge Road, Lee Road, Tucker Road to 3306 Beasley Road and Intersection of Hempstead Church Road & Burton Road to Hempstead Church Road Bridge.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Withlacoochee River in northern Florida, as the water continues on its southward journey, but no road closures or other significant impact have been reported.

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