Hall Co. road washout could take weeks to repair

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. —

Heavy rain has washed out a huge chunk of the only road leading into a Flowery Branch neighborhood.

Part of Stoney Creek Drive has been repaired by Hall County workers, but neighbors told Channel 2’s Sophia Choi that rain is making it worse.

Residents said the problems started several weeks ago when heavy rain eroded part of the road, which is the only way in and out of a subdivision.

“It seems like every time it rains, even just this light rain, just a little bit, you notice a lot of washout in that area. I guess there’s a creek down there in the bottom of the valley,” resident Shane Coker said.

Resident Fabio Lopero told Channel 2 the county came out to do repairs when the damage was first reported, but only one side of the road was fixed. He said he worries that children could get hurt and he wants the county to come out and finish the repairs.

The county said completing the project could take two more weeks because they have to build a new pipe from scratch, then concrete needs to be set before they can finish.

Coker said he wants the county to finish quickly, before another big rain washes it all away and cuts off their cul de sac from the rest of the world.

“You know, the come down and do this patch job they done now. I guess they kind of need to come back and finish it off. You can’t barely get through there with a big truck or anything,” Coker said.