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Saturday October 1st, 2016 11:31AM

Vehicle removed, flooded Mt. Airy road re-opened

By Rob Moore Reporter
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MT. AIRY - Mt. Airy officials have re-opened the road where a family of three, including an infant, was trapped in a sport-utility vehicle when it was swept away by rushing waters in Mt. Airy Sunday night.

Mt. Airy Police Chief Corey Allen said at 10:50 a.m. Monday the flooded section of the road had been cleaned up and re-opened.

Just more than 13 hours earlier, a Jeep Grand Cherokee was swept away by rushing waters while trying to cross "the dip" on Wilson Road, between Keller Road and Serenity Hills, in Mt. Airy.

Sunday's torrential rains swelled the creek crossing Wilson Road, sweeping the stranded vehicle about 100 feet downstream toward the Cornelia reservoir.

A Habersham County deputy sheriff was able to reach the mostly-submerged vehicle and get the family to safety. No one was hurt in the incident.

That vehicle was left overnight due to rushing waters, but was removed around 8 a.m. Monday, according to Trooper 1st Class Casey Coffee of the Georgia State Patrol.
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