Officials have reported two Itawamba County roads are once again passable after flash flooding caused a complete washout resulting in a multi-day closure.
Itawamba County Board of Supervisors President Bill Sheffield told The Times last Wednesday that both Graham Road and Scott Senter Road near the Fairview Community were completely blown out by rushing floodwaters.
“Both of these roadways will require extensive repairs and will be closed until it can be done,” Sheffield said.
Compounding the problem was trees toppling into roadways creating dangerous driving conditions for travelers.
“The ground surface is soft and the trees are waterlogged causing them to topple easily and block roadways,” Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said. “We are asking folks to drive with extreme caution.”
Several inches of rainfall accumulating over the course of a couple days not only caused road closures but also led to several creeks breaching their banks and extending floodwaters into multiple acres of farmland.