Rains wash out roads in Brantley County, closing school Tuesday

BRANTLEY COUNTY, Ga. -- The rain has tapered off but the driving conditions are still a mess in Brantley County.

First Coast News watched as one local driver came to the rescue of a stranded compact car.

"They had a little hook up under the bumper and i tied this end to it.
and what do you have this rope for? pulling people out," said driver Tristian Mitchell.

There are more than 400 miles of dirt road here and 12 of them have been closed because of unsafe driving conditions.

The Brantley County Sheriff's Office started receiving 911 calls early Monday morning for people stuck on the road and the calls continued as the rain increased.

"Until that rain is gone and we can survey the damage we're not gonna say it's safe or that they need to go," said emergency management director Michelle Lee.

Because of ruts in the road, you have to punch it into four-wheel drive just to make it to the end of the street. These conditions have cancelled school Tuesday.

So, as the rain continues stuck to the paved roads the dirt ones might leave you stuck in a rut.

"Just about all them roads are terrible, it's rough riding with (my truck) sometimes when they start spinning," said driver Tristian Mitchell.


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