Video: Pickens County, AL Repairing Roads Damaged by Last Week’s Storms
PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. (WCBI) — Last week’s storms brought record breaking rain fall to the city of Columbus. Columbus has already received more than four inches of rain this year. The storms also brought down trees and power lines, damaging some homes throughout the Golden Triangle and West Alabama.
“We did have some localized damage in some areas and it was pretty wide-spread throughout the county,” says Pickens County Engineer, Sky Hallmon.
Flooding caused by last week’s severe rain storms have left deep pot holes on some roads throughout Pickens County. A section of Old Vienna Road is temporarily closed. Much of the storm damage in Pickens County was minimal but the dirt around a culvert completely crumbled on Old Vienna Road.
“We assessed the damage late last night and early this morning. We are going to actually replace the culvert that’s there with a little bit larger structure, hopefully to alleviate any future problems with that. We’re estimating hopefully the work will be even completed by the end of this week,” says Hallmon.
The County is prepared to handle the expense of repairing storm damages.
“We do put money in our budget for emergency situations like this,” says Hallmon.
County workers also cleared debris from fallen trees and much of the flood water has already subsided. There were no injuries reported from the storm in the Golden Triangle or West Alabama.