Sunday, August 22, 2010
Nearly Two Dozen Putnam Road Hazards Remain
The Cookeville-Putnam County Emergency Management Agency says there are still nearly two dozen road issues around the county today, including bridges and roads, which remain washed away. But, officials say, even if the road is not closed, many are still damaged so that only local traffic should be using them. Among the detours around the area are parts of Kuykendall Road, North Quinland Lake Road, Dyer Long Road, Swafford Road, and Carrington Road. Meanwhile, officials say the bridge is still out in Baxter, where First Avenue North is closed from Cherry Street to Main Street. There is also still a problem on Claude Loftis Road, which is closed at Carroll Dyer Road. Emergency officials are keeping an updated list online when work on those roads and bridges allows them to be re-opened.