2 Wilkinson County roads washed out during severe storms

Donegal Road in Wilkinson County is washed out. (Photo: WHLT)

WILKINSON COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) — Two roads in Wilkinson County were washed out by severe storms.

According to Marlin Reid with the Wilkinson County Emergency Management Agency, they were notified around 8 a.m that parts of Donegal Road and Lake Mary Road were washed out.

We’re told that about eight families live behind the stretch of Donegal Road road that is damaged.

Caution tape was placed around the washed-out portion of the road to keep drivers from crossing it. Officials said they’d hired contractors that are currently working on Donegal Road. We’re told that about eight families live behind the stretch of the road that is damaged.

Lake Mary Road in Wilkinson County is washed out. (Photo: WHLT)

For a temporary fix, crews will be putting down pallets. The emergency management agency said they are not sure how long it will be until the road can fully be prepared.

Percy Creek runs near Lake Mary Road. Reid said the creek typically over flows when they receive large amounts of rain.

Behind the washed out stretch of Lake Mary Road is an oil well, camps, and lake houses. The road is the only access into the recreational area of the lake and parts of Adams County.

Reid said if the road dries up they will have to motor grade the road and lay down clay.

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