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Flooding forces closings, evacuation in north Mississippi

Like much of the week, heavy rainfall caused chaos and issues in north Mississippi.

Posted: Feb. 26, 2019 10:23 AM

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Like earlier this week, heavy rainfall is causing chaos and issues in north Mississippi.

Lee County

The following locations are closed in the city of Tupelo until further notice, as of Friday, Feb. 22, at 4:03 p.m. All residents in each area can reach their homes. They will have to take alternate routes to get around the flooded areas.

Butler Road - From Lake Circle Drive to Fox Farm Road

Purnell Road - Closed at Butler Road to all traffic 

Adams Street - Reese Street to Berry Street closed to all traffic.

Big Oaks Boulevard - All residents will have to use the back entrance at Laurel Oak Drive due to flooding at the main entrance.

Barnes Crossing Road - From Tom Watson Drive to Big Oaks Boulevard is closed to all traffic

VIDEO: WTVA's drone captured amazing video of flooding in the Willow Creek subdivision in Saltillo. 

Lee County Road Manager Tim Allred reported the following at 12:39 p.m. on Friday

- Main Street in Guntown is washed out

- Willow Creek subdivision is flooded

- 20-mile bottom (northeast part of Lee County) has run over the banks on the Baldwyn & Itawamba county side

Several Lee County roads are closed due to flooding (via Lee County Sheriff's Department and District 3 Supervisor Tony Roper) - 24321554 ,590599373301189752152728, Neshoba Trail, 520901

Jaqueline Acosta shared video of flooding near Scrugg's in Tupelo.

VIDEO: Watch Jaqueline's video here

Pontotoc County

At 2:20 p.m. on Friday, Pontotoc County's District 1 supervisor said drivers need to use caution on Belden-Endville Road. The road may be shut down later Friday due to flooding.

Calhoun County

The Our Daily Bread Food Pantry in Bruce has canceled its distribution for Saturday, Feb. 23, due to the weather. The operation will resume at normal hours in March.

County Road 245 was closed Friday morning.

People who live south of Jimmy Beckley Road in the city of Bruce were urged to evacuate from their homes because of the flooding. 

Several amazing rescues were made in Calhoun County.

VIDEO: Baby rescued from water in Bruce 

VIDEO: Crews in Calhoun County use fishing boats to help rescue 

VIDEO: Rescue boat returns with 5 in Calhoun County 

John Macon Gillespie shared video of Skuna River flooding near Vardaman

VIDEO: See John's video here

Prentiss County

Karen Wells shared video of rushing water on County Road 1341 near Booneville.

VIDEO: Watch Karen's video here 

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