MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – County officials are working to assess the damages left behind from Monday morning’s flooding.
Several roads were flooded in the county.
Most of those roads were in district three, which is the area outside the borders of Albertville, Boaz and Guntersville.
District Three Commissioner David Kelley says the roads in his district are always susceptible to flooding. “When we have heavy rains like this, we have one certain road, White Oak Road, that floods,” Kelley says, “I checked it, water was about three inches from the top of the bridge. Within 15 minutes the bridge was flooded.”
The county closed off that road and several others while the water receded.
Kelley says they expect flooding every time a big rain comes, and he says there isn’t a way to prevent it.
“You could put in larger pipes, but most places where we have the pipes is on solid rock and you can’t go any deeper to put any larger pipes in,” Kelley says.
These roads in District 3 were closed Monday morning:
-Somerville Road /Hwy 168
-White Oak Road/Neadmore
-Conn’s Road/Bethany Road
Kelley says by afternoon all of the roads had cleared and they are deemed drivable again.
County officials plan to inspect the damages from the flooding on Tuesday.
Parts of Marshall County received up to three inches of rain Sunday night into Monday morning, soaking the ground. The Albertville airport reported more than four inches.
In Guntersville, Stephanie Herring said a large oak tree uprooted from the damp ground, falling about 5 a.m. at their house on Hideaway Drive. She said she and her husband jumped out of bed because they thought the tree went through the house. Fortunately, it didn’t.
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