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Lincoln County Roads/Bridges Washed Away

June 20, 2014, 6:00 PM by Matt Holsen

Lincoln County Roads/Bridges Washed Away

Lincoln County is assessing damage to area roads and bridges now that much of the flooding has gone down. Officials estimate the tally reaches well over $1 million county-wide.

Ten to 12 inches of rain in one night wreaked havoc on Lincoln County roads and bridges. Part of this bridge north of Canton is in the creek, the other pieces were carried away by floodwaters.

"The bridge deck is gone. The brand new bridge deck is somewhere downstream and I don't know if we know where yet," Harold Timmerman said.

On more highly traveled roads like Highway 135, Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Harold Timmerman says traffic is down to one lane in spots.

"Half the road is gone. They're getting traffic through it if the traffic is careful," Timmerman said.

Timmerman says with all the damage to roads like this one, it sets the county back two to three years when it comes to projects.

More than a dozen roads are closed because of flood damage. Timmerman says crews are everywhere in the county they can be. They're doing what they can to fix the problem, but it could take a while.

"Nobody's ever seen damage this extensive from any storm that we've had. Even some people that are 70-80 years old said they've never seen this much water," Timmerman said.

While the county will be busy cleaning up the roadways, Canton residents who need help with flood cleanup are asked to call 211.

View Lincoln County Road Closure map

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