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Residents are fearful to see what more rain could do. More rain is expected Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Posted: Feb 11, 2020 5:11 PM
Updated: Feb 11, 2020 5:32 PM

CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (WTVA) - Residents in Calhoun County are hoping for some relief from this week’s rainfall.

Many of them are already dealing with major flooding.

County Road 481 is located south of Calhoun City.

The roadway is blocked.

“Yesterday afternoon none of this was here, and we woke up this morning and it’s flooded,” resident Minnie Mays said.

Residents are fearful to see what more rain could do. More rain is expected Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Mays has lived in Calhoun County for 23 years. She said the rain is a major inconvenience. Flooding is one issue, she said, and stability is another.

Rain washed away a part of County Road 481 south of Calhoun City.

“For it to be this huge, it looks like someone may have dropped a huge iron ball on it to go all the way across the road,” she said. “So you just can’t hardly explain it.”

With the damage, County Road 481 is closed to all traffic.

Mays said the road is popular with morning and afternoon commuters who now have to find detours. For some, a detour adds 20 to 30 minutes to their drive.

County leaders said the weather will have to dry up for them to begin work to fix the road.

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