Flood Waters Wash Out Roads, Strand Residents

Flood Waters Wash Out Roads, Strand Residents

Heavy rains created some dicey moments in Whiteville after flood waters washed away chunks of a county road.
WHITEVILLE, TN (abc24.com) - Heavy rains created some dicey moments in Whiteville after flood waters washed away chunks of a county road.

"I see this, unbelievable," said Angie, a nearby resident who didn't want to give her last name. "Something I look at every day. This is something I look at on TV, but not just right here where I come to hang out and kick it."

Whiteville Police Chief Steven Stanley said he noticed flood waters pouring over Murphy Lane on Sunday morning. The Police Chief estimated between 50-75 people live on the county road, which is a dead-end.

When flood waters started pouring over the road, residents were forced to hunker down at home, with no other way out.

"It was very dangerous, still remains dangerous," Chief Stanley said. "If you were to try and drive across that much water moving that swiftly across the road, it could be detrimental.""

"That is probably 3 or 4 deep it doesn't look deep but it is, can be very deceiving, very dangerous situation." Chief Stanley said.

Angie came by to check on a friend that recently had been sick.

"He ain't sick, this road is sick. That's what sick. I couldn't believe it," she said.

By Sunday night, road crews with heavy machinery started moving dirt onto the washed away road. The hope was that with flood waters receding, the dirt would hold.

Angie was able to reach her friend.

"It is awesome, my heart pounding, the rush because it is unbelievable to see," she said.
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