Flooding closes part of Landrum Rd.

Published 5:13 pm Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Landrum Road was closed Wednesday, March 9 because of flooding at the bridge over the Pacolet River. The area was under a flood watch through Thursday afternoon, as runoff from heavy rains swelled streams and rivers. Rain began Tuesday night, continued through Wednesday and was expected to continue into Thursday. The heavy rainfall, in conjunction with wet soils from last weekend’s rain, could contribute to isolated mudslides on unstable slopes, according to the National Weather Service. Officials with Polk County Emergency Management Services said no flooding had been reported in Polk County as of midday Wednesday, March 9. They said they were monitoring the situation closely, checking the levels of area waterways. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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