Motorists Should Exercise Caution in Cherokee County TODAY / Stretch of Alabama Highway 68 Under Water

Motorists should exercise EXTREME caution, when traveling ANYWHERE in Cherokee County TODAY (Monday, September 5th / Labor Day).

The storm front that barreled through northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia on Saturday night through Sunday morning dumped a huge amount of rainfall leaving in its wake downed trees and limbs, and water over the roadways in many locations.

We have reports this morning of trees being down, as well as water across the roadway on Alabama Highway 68 near the County Road 97 intersection in Gaylesville, leaving a long stretch of that route impassable.

Emergency crews are out working to clear away debris and place roadblocks in areas that are dangerous.  Bear in mind, travel could be dangerous, especially on the lesser traveled backroads.

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