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Williamson County Tackling Low Water Crossing Flooding
It was a blurry line between the end of the creek and the start of the road as water spilled onto County Road 152 in Georgetown Wednesday morning, one of several low water crossings the county shut down after the rain.
"We do know which crossings have a tendency to get water across, so they (crews) check those and they have a priority list and keep checking those throughout the day,” said Connie Watson, Williamson County spokesperson.
Watson says both road and bridge division crews and Sheriff’s Office deputies have been checking and rechecking the crossings since Tuesday night.
"We have the orange barricades that are put out on either side of the crossing to close the road," said Watson.
When our crews went around 8 a.m. Wednesday, we saw a high water sign on one side of the CR 152 crossing, but no barricades, which left some drivers confused as to whether or not the road was open.
"They always put them up," said Joyce Ware, who lives nearby, of the barricades during road closures.
“They're usually up here,” said Karalyn Bearden, who also lives near the crossing. “I was surprised they weren't. That's why I came down here.”
When we asked Watson why the barricades were missing, she replied, “I do not know. I need to check that. I was told the road was closed as well so I would have expected an orange barricade."
About an hour later, Waston got back to us through voicemail. She said after sending a road and bridge supervisor to the location, "They had only put up the one sign that you had mentioned, they had not put up barricades yet. The barricades are up now. They should have been up from the beginning, and that was our error. We appreciate you bringing that to our attention."
Watson said along with County Road 152, other problem spots during flooding include County Road 120, 123, 177, and any creek crossings.
By Adam Bennett