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February 27, 2013

Water closes roads; schools re-open

VALDOSTA — Due to rising water levels, the Lowndes County Engineering Department has closed Frank’s Creek Bridge on Shiloh Road, according to Lowndes County Emergency Management.

The Lowndes County Engineering Department announces an emergency road closure on Shiloh Road, CR 775, at the bridge over Franks Creek due to the flood waters of Franks Creek. Shiloh Road will be closed until the flood waters have receded and the bridge is able to be inspected for potential damage. A detour will be established westbound at North Valdosta Road to Old U.S. 41 North to Union Road to Franks Creek Road and back to Shiloh Road. All motorists are encouraged to be cautious when traveling this area.  

In addition, the west end of Porter Road is closed at the creek; a 100-foot section of this road is under water.

Citizens are encouraged to sign up for this free service by visiting www.lowndescounty.com and clicking on the CodeRed icon.

LOWNDES SCHOOLS OPEN

All Lowndes County schools and offices will re-open today on a normal schedule, according to the Lowndes County School System. Due to the poor condition of some roads, parents of bus riders are advised that buses may be delayed but all bus routes will run. Please use caution in traveling to bus stops and to school. Officials will continue to monitor the river and flooding conditions throughout the week and will send additional notifications as needed.

Lowndes and several other counties closed schools Tuesday due to concerns of inclement weather.

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