Recent floods have brought trees down in Carroll County over the weekend on roadways. Sunday morning a tree fell on Highway 82 west of Carrollton and blocked the westbound lane of the highway, according to Carroll County Emergency Management/Civil Defense Director Ken Strachan. The Carroll County Emergency Operations Center [EOC] received the call at 9:22 a.m. Mississippi Department of Transportation, Carroll County Sheriff Department, Carroll County Emergency Management and Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
“The heavy amounts of rain that we have received have caused trees to fall with the ground being so saturated.” Strachan said.
Also this past weekend at 2:52 a.m. Sunday morning, the Carroll County EOC received a call that a tree fell on Highway 82 near Carrollton and involved a pickup truck hitting the tree, but there were no injuries. MDOT and Carroll County Sheriff Department responded and crews worked before daylight to open the Highway.
Friday night, Carroll County EOC received a call that a tree was down on Highway 430 and County Road 163 east of Black Hawk, MDOT and the Carroll County Sheriff Department responded. Sunday afternoon a tree fell at Old Highway 82 and CR 133. Beat 3 road crew and the Carroll County Sheriff Department responded.
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors signed another Proclamation of Existence of a Local Emergency Monday morning according to Strachan. “This is the third proclamation that the county has done since February, with the supervisors issuing another proclamation of existence of local emergency this will be for another thirty days” Strachan said.
There were also additional washouts on county roads due to the recent rain.
All the road ways were promptly cleared for traffic by roads crews. “County Supervisors, their road crews, MDOT and the Carroll County Sheriff Department have been working long hours since February during the recent heavy rainfalls, flooding is a dangerous situation during and afterward they occur. Carroll County is fully prepared to respond in a rapid manner when these emergencies occur.” Strachan said.