Flash floods damage Dallas County Road 4

Published 1:54 am Saturday, September 8, 2012

Severe storms, heavy rains and resulting flash floods caused damage to Dallas County Road 4, resulting in a portion of the road remaining closed to traffic.

Although many roads have reopened and are safe for driving after the Sept. 4 flash flooding, County Road 4 has been dubbed as indefinitely closed.

Until necessary repairs can be made to correct the shoulder of the road, which was washed out to where the pavement begins, it will be permanently closed, said Coosa Jones, engineer for the Dallas County Engineers Office.

Close to 10 inches of rain was dumped on Selma and surrounding areas Tuesday, causing many roads to flood and thus be unsafe.

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Dallas County Roads 178, 403, 412 and 225 were all officially reopened Thursday as well as Alabama Highway 41.

Erosion undermined approximately 6 inches of pavement along the edge of County Road 4, Jones said. The road is currently barricaded on both ends.

Most of the major flooding in Selma took place on Broad Street, Citizens Parkway and Old Orrville Road.

Residents are still airing out carpets and assessing damage.

All residents of Selma and Dallas County who have not reported flood damage are encouraged to call Dallas County Emergency Management at 874-2515.

An additional town meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12 at noon and 6 p.m. at the Carl Morgan Convention Center to allow residents of the city and county to submit their flood damage. Without these reports, money cannot be received from the state for federal assistance.