Storm leaves behind washed out roads and downed trees in Troup County

Storm leaves behind washed out roads and downed trees in Troup County

TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Severe storms passed through the Chattahoochee Valley Thursday night and Friday morning.

The storms caused serious damage as they continue to pound the Carolinas and more. Troup County is one of the places that was impacted the most. Roads like Wright Road and Bill Taylor Road are completely washed out.

“We started getting reports that a couple of the roads have been compromised and washed away. That’s the status at this point. We have two roads that have completely washed away,” said Sgt. Stewart Smith with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

A major road that the Troup County Sheriff’s Office has shut down is Whitesville Road, also known as Highway 219, a major roadway between Troup County and Columbus. We’re told the road isn’t washed away, but officials said it’s compromised underneath. The Department of Transportation is on the scene assessing the damage and believes the road should be open soon.

“Those will be shut down for an indefinite amount of time. Do not have any kind of ETA of when those will be opened back up. We’re just telling people if you see a barricade, do not remove it or go around it. It could very well cost you your life,” explained Smith.

As of now, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office said they’re hoping everyone stays safe while traveling on the roads.

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