Albany neighborhoods deal with flooding


    From flooded driveways to flooded neighborhoods, Albany and surrounding areas received large amounts of rain over the weekend.

    The storms left several neighborhoods completely covered in knee deep water.

    Chucky Mathis, Assistant Public Works Director for Dougherty County, said they got to work right away.

    "[Sunday] at 7 a.m. we started sending crews out with pumps in places where it needed it and we set them up and began checking roads for water flowing over the road," said Mathis. "We had several roads in which water flowed over the roads."

    Although Hurricane Michael had the most rainfall in a 24 hour window this year, the amount of rain this weekend was the most we've seen over a three-day period this year.

    Mathis said some roads are deemed impassable until further notice.

    "About four or five roads that are inundated with water, to be unsafe, Lovers Lane Road, we had to close that road, which is a main thoroughfare for people coming out of Lee County, we had to close that one. We had to close Edith, Holmes, and Mud Creek. "

    Public Works also reminds drivers to not drive your vehicle through bodies of water.

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