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Excessive rain creates flooding issue on Holly Springs Road

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A gate was installed to keep drivers off the road, but McDermott says it is an important thoroughfare for drivers who need to get to Hernando everyday. A gate was installed to keep drivers off the road, but McDermott says it is an important thoroughfare for drivers who need to get to Hernando everyday.
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(WMC) - Some residents living on Holly Springs Road are keeping their eyes glued to the windows, watching as flood waters rise and fall.

William McDermott has lived in his home since 2005. He says when he first moved into the area, it never flooded. But these days, continuous rainfall, like we saw Monday, is cause for concern.

"Several years back, we got a letter from the Corps of Engineers in the fall saying it is now a flood zone, and it's flooded every spring since," said McDermott.

By the time WMC Action News 5 arrived to the area, the flood waters had receded. But McDermott believes it could get high again if the rain continues to fall.

"Has to do with the flood control at Arkabutla and Sardis Lakes. They're controlled lakes that's what I've been told. So they're controlling the flooding in the delta," noted McDermott.

Earlier Monday, waters made their way up to McDermott's driveway. He says almost two feet of water was in his yard and that he is lucky he built his house up as high as he did.

"Oh yea, that's why I've got my vehicles moved up here on the hill on the high ground," he said.

McDermott says this is an important thoroughfare for drivers who need to get to Hernando everyday.

"It cuts off everybody that uses this road for traffic. They have to go south toward Coldwater and come back around 306, or they have to go though Hernando to Louisville."

A gate was installed to keep drivers off the road.

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