Flooding occurring in northeast Coweta

Mon, 09/21/2009 - 4:34pm
By: Ben Nelms

Due to the recent rains, flooding conditions have occurred in some areas of northwest Coweta County. Coweta County Road Crews and Emergency Management have been and continue to monitor the situation. 

At mid day today, flooding occurred over the road at 960 Payton Road and Coweta County crews barricaded the road at that point. By mid afternoon, the rising waters had flooded a bridge on the east end of Payton Road, making one stretch of Payton Road and Cliff Payton Circle inaccessible, said county Public Information Officer Patricia Palmer.    

Flat Rock Road is the only alternative route for some of the people who live in this area. The Coweta County Road Department has added more gravel to the old portion to keep it passable and the other portion has recently been completely rebuilt as part of the work associated with the coming Chattahoochee Bend State Park.

The Coweta County Fire Department is on hand now and using small boats to assist and evacuate those who live in the inaccessible area on the east end of Payton Road and Cliff Payton Circle.
Road crews have also closed the boat ramp to the Chattahoochee River at Carrollton Hwy. 

The National Weather Service is predicting that the Chattahoochee River will crest at 28.5 feet sometime tomorrow.

Citizens are encouraged to avoid the area and to approach all water on roadways with caution.

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