Severe flooding in Wilkes County washes out one road and causes issues on several others

Wilkes County

UPDATE : The SUV that crashed into creek at Rocker Road has been pulled out. 

WILKES COUNTY, Ga (WJBF) – Flash flooding in Wilkes County caused several roads to close Monday morning.

According to Wilkes County Emergency Management Director Blake Thompson, Rocker Road at Greensboro Highway is washed out.

Thompson says, early Monday, a car in that area was swept into some water that was about thirty feet deep.

A woman in the vehicle was rescued and taken to the hospital. Thompson says she is shaken up, but is doing alright.

Here are the road closure updates as of Monday evening. All of these roads are impassable at the bridges. Rocker Road is washed out completely at the culvert:

  • Rocker Road 
  • Happy Hollow Road 
  • Norman Road NE
  • Vinson Road
  • Maxwell Mill Road
  • Bolton Road 

NewsChannel 6’s Ashley Osborne spoke with Wilkes County EMS/EMA Director Blake Thompson about the flooding in the area:

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