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High waters ahead

GTNS photo by David Hotle

Crooked Creek, which normally sits several feet below the Crooked Creek bridge, had blown its banks and was lapping at the bottom of the bridge today. On both sides of the bridge barricades sat waiting to close the roadway if the waters pour over the roadway on the bridge. According to the National Weather Service, Washington County is under a flash flood watch until Wednesday. With predictions of heavy rains on and off for the next few days, as well as the ground being saturated and unable to hold any additional water, and with most rivers and streams already at moderate to major flood level, motorists are warned to be on the lookout for flood waters across roadways.
GTNS photo by David Hotle Crooked Creek, which normally sits several feet below the Crooked Creek bridge, had blown its banks and was lapping at the bottom of the bridge today. On both sides of the bridge barricades sat waiting to close the roadway if the waters pour over the roadway on the bridge. According to the National Weather Service, Washington County is under a flash flood watch until Wednesday. With predictions of heavy rains on and off for the next few days, as well as the ground being saturated and unable to hold any additional water, and with most rivers and streams already at moderate to major flood level, motorists are warned to be on the lookout for flood waters across roadways.

Crooked Creek, which normally sits several feet below the Crooked Creek bridge, had blown its banks and was lapping at the bottom of the bridge today. On both sides of the bridge barricades sat waiting to close the roadway if the waters pour over the roadway on the bridge. According to the National Weather Service, Washington County is under a flash flood watch until Wednesday. With predictions of heavy rains on and off for the next few days, as well as the ground being saturated and unable to hold any additional water, and with most rivers and streams already at moderate to major flood level, motorists are warned to be on the lookout for flood waters across roadways.