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Adair Road crews still busy clearing trees downed over weekend

County Road Superintendent Jobe Darnell and Adair County Road Department still busy this morning clearing trees blocking roadways; also tackling driftwood dam under bridge on Old Montpelier RD

By Ed Waggener

High winds downed trees around the county on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, 2011. Work clearing all the roads continues today and debris from the storm is damming one bridge on Old Montpelier Road, Adair County Road Department Superintendent Jobe Darnell said, and is the queue for a busy day of clearance work today, Monday, May 23, 2011.



A big, landmark tree was taken out at Charity Baptist Church on Sunday. The Kentucky State Highway Department and the Adair County Search and Rescue (SAR) team cleared that road. See Giant Oak at Charity Baptist Church is gone, story and photos by George Rice

Jobe Darnell, Superintendent of the Adair County Road Department said that the tree removal work began on Saturday night with clearing a fallen tree which was blocking Roy RD on the East side of the County.

Sunday, May 22, 2011, the crews worked removing a downed tree across Odell Baker RD in District 5, and another across Sulpher Creek RD, in District 6.

This morning, more calls are being answered, including the following situations:
  • Edro Harvey RD, District 4, tree blocking roadway

  • Burton-Garmon RD, Milltown community area, District 5, 2-3 trees blocking road

  • Little Cake RD, District 1,. 3 trees blocking or impeding traffic flow

  • Harlan Brown RD, District 3, trees blocking road.

  • Walkup RD in The Flatwoods area of District 4 a tree was blocking the road.
Darnell said that other trees may yet be reported. Those with information on blocked county roadways may contact Lisa Lee, Administrative Assistant, Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton's office in the Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, phone 270-384-4703.


This story was posted on 2011-05-23 09:44:34
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