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Heavy rains washed away a portion of one county road
Repair to begin Monday, weather permitting
Reece Road
A portion of Reece Road was washed away by heavy rains. The road is closed until further notice. Photo courtesy Dawson County
Reece Road
Heavy rains have caused Dawson County to close a portion of Reece Road until further notice. Photo courtesy Dawson County

Reece Road off Henry Grady Road in Dawson County is closed until further notice after a portion of the roadway was washed out due to heavy rain last night into this morning.

Dawson County Public Works and Dawson County Emergency Services responded to the scene the morning of Feb.21.

According to a press release from county spokeswoman Laura Fulcher, the former pipe has been removed and the area has been stabilized with material on-site to have a new pipe installed. 

Installation will begin on Monday, Feb. 25, weather permitting. 

The nearby lake has stabilized with no fear of the dam breaching.

"Currently there are water, power and phone lines on the road," the release reads. "All providers have been on-site with the exception of phone, as there has been no disruption of service.  Amicalola EMC will shut down power to the line on Monday when the new pipe is installed."

The release states residents with addresses 0-400 have been redirected to Hwy. 183 and residents with addresses 400 and above have been redirected to Old Henry Grady Road. No residents are displaced at this time.

If you need more information, please contact public works at (706) 344-3501.

Reece Road
A pipe on Reece Road will need to be replaced after the roadway gave way Feb. 21. Photo courtesy Dawson County
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