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January 23--  Schools are closed today in Toombs and Montgomery Counties due to bad road conditions caused by this weekend's rain.

Meanwhile, Toombs County manager John Jones issued the following information on road conditions.

"The storms that have passed through our state this weekend has caused numerous flooding and road hazard situations throughout the state, including Toombs County. Various local government agencies have been surveying potentially hazardous areas. We currently have several roads that are temporarily closed and the possibility exists that there could be more until the rains and flooding recedes.

"Eight roads closed pending repair are Curry Road, the intersection of Curry Road and the Lewis Nail Road, Toole Road, Roderick Clifton Road, Alex Hardwick Road, J. L. Thompson Road, Levy Cave Road and the dirt portion of the Glenn James Road.  The county hopes to have these roads reopened by Thursday.

"Currently we are assessing the damage that has been to our road system and placing the appropriate warning and/or close signs on the roads as conditions dictate. As soon as conditions allow, the Toombs County Road Department will begin the process of repairing the damage and returning the roads to their normal condition as soon as possible. We ask that everyone be patient during this process as we perform the repairs in a safe and efficient manner that will allow our citizens to have safe passage to their homes and jobs.

"Chairman David Sikes noted, “Our first concern is the safety of our citizens and insuring they are safe in their homes. As we evaluate the damage caused by the storm, we encourage our friends and neighbors to use their best judgment when traveling for the next few days.”

"Should any citizen notice a hazardous road condition caused by the storm, please report that directly to the Commissioners’ office at 912-526-3311 or after hours to 911."