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Road work follows heavy rainfall
System brings no severe weather locally
W Ted Wynn 2017
Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn

Heavy rainfall wreaked havoc on many dirt roads in Bulloch County on Tuesday and Wednesday, but clear skies are expected for the rest of the week following a cold front that moved in Wednesday night.

High Point Road and G.W. Oliver Road were closed Wednesday, and many others were nearly impassable, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn. “We’re going to be working on those,” he said, meaning Bulloch County Correctional Institute work crews would be out in force Thursday to repair roads that became boggy or were washed out due to the torrential rainfall.

Some residents reported receiving 7 to 10 inches of rain, especially in the Stilson/Brooklet/Leefield area, he said.

Some who didn’t measure with rain gauges found other ways to measure the deluge. Brooklet resident and police chaplain Carl Rushing posted on Facebook that he dumped a “5-gallon bucket full and another about half full” after the rains.

Tornado warnings dotted the state Tuesday, with one warning issued in Bulloch County after 3:30 p.m., but no damage was reported. Waterspouts were reported near Savannah, and some damage was reported in the coastal region Tuesday.

Wednesday appeared calmer, but with scattered tornado warnings in the northern part of the state and tornado watches statewide.

“We may see some stars” Thursday night as the cold front brings in clearer and cooler weather, Wynn said.


Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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