published Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Dade County: Creeks swelling as rain pours


by Andy Johns

Heavy rain has a number of area creeks running high.

One of the most swollen creeks in the area this morning is Lookout Creek in Dade County. Emergency officials said they have closed Sells Lane around the creek in the Piney community. A 911 dispatcher said she expects to have to close several more as the creek rise.

The U.S. Geological Survey meters on Lookout Creek near New England was at 11.7 feet around 8:30 a.m. Flood stage at the meter is 12 feet.

about Andy Johns...

Andy began working at the Times Free Press in July 2008 as a general assignment reporter before focusing on Northwest Georgia and Georgia politics in May of 2009. Before coming to the Times Free Press, Andy worked for the Anniston Star, the Rome News Tribune and the Campus Carrier at Berry College, where he graduated with a communications degree in 2006. He is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Tennessee ...

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