SMITHS STATION, AL (WTVM) - After days of rain and flooding in east Alabama, the damage done to a bridge in Smiths Station is hindering many families from leaving their neighborhood. People in the area are stepping up to help several of those families who can not leave their homes due to the washed out bridge.
The bridge was the only way in and out of the neighborhood for 12 families living near Rock Creek Crove. After heavy rain wiped out the bridge last week, the families have been relying on help from others.
Tiger Tire and Auto workers took a boat over the water to bring groceries to those who were stranded. Also, a team from My Church in Columbus has pitched in to bring groceries to the families.
In the meantime, city officials in Smiths Station say the property owner in this neighborhood will be in charge of repairing the bridge himself. This is a result of the bridge not being a part of the county property but being a privately owned property.
The owner of the bridge says that his team is working fast towards getting the bridge back up but a date has not been determined for when that will be completed.
For more information on how the damage to the bridge is affecting the families trapped in their homes read the full article here.