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  • Two children inspect damage to Rocky Ford Road Saturday after Friday storms washed away a portion of the road to the county recreation park. Those going to the park should access the street from the Carnesville side. (Photo by Rose Scoggins)
    Two children inspect damage to Rocky Ford Road Saturday after Friday storms washed away a portion of the road to the county recreation park. Those going to the park should access the street from the Carnesville side. (Photo by Rose Scoggins)

Torrential rains wreak havoc on county roads

CARNESVILLE – Flood waters spawned by half a foot of rain Friday caused an estimated $1 million in damages to county roads.

The Franklin County government declared a state of emergency in the wake of the storm, which dumped a torrent of rain on the county for much of the day Friday.

Severe thunderstorms moved through the area in the morning and early afternoon. Weather watchers around the county reported more than five inches of rain.

Areas around Carnesville were the hardest hit.

The storm forced the county to close seven roads, though a total of 55 were damaged in some way.

As of Wednesday, three remained closed and will be that way indefinitely.

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