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Cumberland Co. Crews Work To Repair Roads Damaged By Flash Floods

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Jul 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 19:12:52-04

CUMBERLAND CO., Tenn. -- More than a dozen roads in Cumberland County remain impassible following deadly flash floods over the weekend. Officials say it could be weeks before the roads are repaired.

On Monday a half dozen workers from the Cumberland County Highway Department were working feverishly to get a culvert repaired beneath George Branch Drive in the small town of Maywood. A man died there Friday after trying to cross the road which was washed away by heavy rains.

"People just have to be patient, we have so many roads to do, we’re limited on equipment, we’re limited on trucks," foreman Scott Griffin explained

Crews were able to get one lane of George Branch Drive open early Saturday morning, freeing some two dozen residents who were stranded after the roadway washed out.

Griffin says at least 16 roads throughout the county still remain closed and it will take two weeks before they can all be fixed.