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County road crews begin repairs after flood

NATCHEZ — Wednesday’s floodwaters banished one couple from their Timberlake Road house until Friday.

The area in south Natchez including Timberlake Road and Robins Lake Road received more than 10 inches of rain Wednesday, rendering both roads impassable until they received temporary repairs Thursday.

Adams County Road Manager Clarence “Curly” Jones said the Timberlake Road asphalt was washed away over the dam after sustaining more than two feet of floodwaters.

Nearby Robins Lake Road lost part of its asphalt with Wednesday’s floodwaters as well.

Jones said the road department packed dirt on both roads Thursday morning and afternoon to provide a temporary fix.

He said a dam inspector must review the condition of both dams before plans for a permanent repair can be made.

Resident Ida Mae Coley said when she returned to her house at 46 Timberlake Road Wednesday afternoon after a beauty parlor visit, she was unable to get home.

Coley said the water was knee-deep, so she backed into a neighbor’s drive and waited for her husband to come with his truck.

When William H. Coley met his wife near the dam, he decided it was too dangerous to drive over, even in his Ford F150.

The couple spent the night at their son’s house in Vidalia Wednesday and Thursday.

Ida Mae said she saw a 5-inch waterline at her front door, which is at the bottom of a slanted driveway. She believes the seal on her door prevented the house from flooding.

The Coleys said the neighbors who they heard reached their houses Wednesday did so by foot.

Robins Lake Road resident Mike Smith said he drove his Ford Explorer over the flooded dam to reach his house on 59 Robins Lake Road at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Smith said a private gravel road, which provided an alternate outlet from Robins Lake Road, was never opened for emergency access due to the poor conditions of the road.

Jones said the road department also made repairs to Annas Bottom Road in north Adams County with limestone due to flooding.

Hutchins Landing and York roads were washed out on one side due to flooding, Jones said.

He said the road crew has not yet repaired Hutchins Landing and York roads, but he plans on filling it with dirt and laying gravel over it next week.

Jones spent Wednesday riding in his car, surveying damage.

“I haven’t seen this much rain in that short of a period of time, and I have been working for the county for 40 years,” Jones said.

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