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Runoff from heavy rain breaches local dam, closes roads

Nearly 36 hours of continuous rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane ida, pushed Potato Creek well out of its banks and caused the failure of at least one Lamar County dam. Former Barnesville postmaster Sandra Hudson and her husband, Alan, who operates Southern Nursery Products, lost a 10-acre lake behind their home on Highway 41 South in Redbone after the dam failed Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Additionally, Lamar County public works has closed Cook, Allen, Perkins and Bottoms roads due to wash-outs. They will remain closed through Friday. Reported rainfall amounts ranged from 5.7 to 6.3 inches. How much rain did you get?

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