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Minor flooding, "no major catastrophes" reported


            This house of Griffeth Ave, was one of a handful of problem areas reported to the county work crews Wednesday due to heavy rains.

            The water was reaching was up to the porch today but not going into the house as of mid-afternoon. A person at the residence said he has seen flood waters higherin this area.

            Pickens Road Department Supervisor Greg Collis said “minor flooding” had been the extent of calls today. He said there were only three downed trees cleared by county crews – although one did take down some power lines.

            “There were no major catastrophes, thank goodness,” said Collis Wednesday afternoon.

            Collis said Mineral Spring Road near Jasper and Evans Road in the west end have both been closed – mainly as precautions. They are expected to re-open tomorrow.

Pickens County E-911 Director Lee Sanders reported no significant damage, but said there were a few power lines downed in the northwest corner of Pickens on Bethel Road. She also reported one woman on Old Harbin Road, off of Cove Road, was relocated to a relative’s home due to rising water at her residence. “The water was coming up under the house,” Sanders said. “It was getting into the crawl space.”

            Sanders said there have been no significant accidents on the roadways as a result of the storms, as of 3 p.m. Wednesday.  

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