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Severe Flooding in Northwestern Alabama

By: WHNT/CBS
By: WHNT/CBS

Heavy rains pounded much of central Franklin county Tuesday morning.

Some reports show close to three or four inches of rain fell in a two hour period.

That left streets flooding and streams overflowing.

Barricades continue to block several streets here in Russellville, as city leaders formulate a plan to fix several roads that were washed away by flood waters.

According to National Weather Service Franklin County received 3 to 4 inches of rain in just a couple of hours this morning.

Streams and creeks in Russellville quickly filled up, including one near downtown.

Town branch looked more like a river for several hours as all the rainwater drained from the streets.
Several roads that cross over the creek had to be shut-down by city employees until it receded.

Mayor David Grissom of the City of Russellville says, "This has been a problem for years and years here in this particular area. We are going to do all we can, its just hard to manage the amount of rain that's fallen in such a short period of time."

Mayor David Grissom says he will sit down with department heads and try to determine if there is anything they can do to keep this kind of flooding from happening again.

South green avenue will remain closed until a bridge over town branch can be resurfaced, after having the asphalt washed away this morning.

Waters have gone down in most all the creeks and streams in Russellville.


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