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Storm Slams Area
Dirt Road Damage & Schools Closed

A couple of photos of Marion County roads after the storm

From the April 13, 2022 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   A storm with considerable wind and heavy rain swept through the area last Wednesday and while no major structural damage was reported, some rural roads took a real beating.
   Marion County and Chattahoochee County schools both closed and dismissed students early on Wednesday, as they tried to navigate safety issues and monitor weather alerts. They both gave students Thursday off, mainly due to the condition of roads.
   Marion County's vast array of dirt roads was hit especially hard, leaving some of them unpassable.
   "Last week's storms left a considerable amount of damage, especially to our roads," said County Manager Will Johnson. "Flash flooding, particularly in Tazewell ...
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