Keeping an eye on several problem areas
With the recent heavy rainfall in Southwest Georgia, some local roads and areas are being deemed 'problem spots.'
The first of those is the Kinchafoonee Creek at Pinewood Road in Lee County. According to the National Weather Service the creek is at the minor flood stage. This stage starts at 13 feet and the creek right now is at 13.2 feet. Assistant Chief Paul Branch with the Lee County Fire Department says as of right now there are no roads that have water over them in the county but they're keeping an eye on them.
Branch says if we have another day like Saturday where there's constant rain, the county might start to see water in the roadway.
FOX 31 also spoke to Phil Roberson with Albany Public Works who said they are in the process of creating a Storm Water Utility. The funds from this would go towards these emergencies caused by rain and flooding. Roberson says this is something public works will be reaching out to the public about in the next few months.