Tree down on US 82

MDOT officials clear Highway 82 West of Carrollton of a tree that fell blocking the westbound lane Sunday morning.

Recent floods brought trees down in Carroll County over the weekend on roadways.

On Sunday morning, a tree fell on U.S. 82 west of Carrollton and blocked the westbound lane of the highway, according to Carroll County Emergency Management/

Civil Defense Director Ken Strachan. The Carroll County Emergency Operations Center received the call at 9:22 a.m. The Mississippi Department of Transportation, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Carroll County Emergency Management and Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

“The heavy amounts of rain that we have received have caused trees to fall with the ground being so saturated,” Strachan said.

Also, at 2:52 a.m. Sunday, the Carroll County EOC received a call that a tree had fallen on U.S. 82 near Carrollton. A pickup truck had hit the tree. There were no injuries.

MDOT and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department responded and crews worked before daylight to open the highway.

Friday night, Carroll County EOC received a call that a tree was down on Mississippi  430 and County Road 163 east of Black Hawk, and MDOT and the Sheriff’s Department responded. Sunday afternoon, a tree fell at Old U.S. 82 and County 133. The Beat 3 road crew and the Sheriff’s Department responded.

The Carroll County Board of Supervisors signed another Proclamation of Existence of a Local Emergency on Monday morning.

“This is the third proclamation that the county has done since February. With the supervisors issuing another proclamation of existence of local emergency, this will be for another 30 days,” Strachan said.

There were also additional washouts on county roads due to the recent rain.

All the roadways were promptly cleared for traffic by road crews.

“County supervisors, their road crews, MDOT and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department have been working long hours since February during the recent heavy rainfalls,” Strachan said.

Flooding is a dangerous situation while and after the rainfalls occur, and “Carroll County is fully prepared to respond in a rapid manner when these emergencies occur,” Strachan said.

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