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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