Tuesday morning, while struggling to repair washed-out Evelyn Circle while the rain was still pouring, a fully loaded three axle dump truck took a tumble into the ditch as the weight was too much for the remaining piece of road. The road had washed underneath. County Engineer Jeff McKinney said neither the driver nor the truck were damaged in the incident. A heavy wrecker came to the rescue. (more pictures below)
“A wrecker put the truck back on its wheels and we then drove the truck back to our shop,” McKinney said.
The steady and heavy rainfall has caused many roads to flood, according to McKinney, but he added that not many have washed out entirely the way Evelyn Circle did. His crew at the road department is keeping a close eye on conditions and will remain diligent through the week as rain and flooding continues.
As these picture show, even the toughest vehicle is susceptible to the flood water. All drivers are urged to use caution and “turn around, don’t drown.”