Whiteville, TN Road Washed Away, Drivers Stranded

Posted on: 3:30 pm, January 13, 2013, by , updated on: 03:36pm, January 13, 2013

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(Whiteville, TN) Whiteville Police Chief Steven Stanley tells WREG Murphy Lane just off Union Springs Road is flooded and a section of the roadway is washed away.

At least 50 people are trapped behind the flooded area where the water is around 3-4 feet deep.

The County Road department is unable to cross the flooded area to put up road closure barricades.

Chief Stanley strongly suggests staying out of the area as waters are moving so swiftly a vehicle could easily be swept away by the current.

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