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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Family Stranded After Road Washout

One rural road is looking more like Beirut than Barnesville after last night's rain......Dianna Cole and her family have lived about a mile up on the Back River Road for the past 25 years, and for the past 4 they've been trying to get a storm damaged culvert repaired by the  Department of Transportation.

After the storm last night, Cole tells CHSJ News she got an upsetting phone call from her

He said he couldn't get to the house and her husband suggested putting a few planks across so he could walk across it. 

He said that it wouldn't work because the washout is 35 to 45 feet wide.

Cole says 4-5 families including senior citizens are now stranded and unable to get off the road even to get to work....and an emergency situation could be disastrous. Judy Cole of the Department of Transportation tells us crews have been out to the site and they're making an assessment for short and long term repairs.