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Flood water lowering in Rankin County

source: WLBT source: WLBT
PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There is good news for residents who live along South Pearson Road in Pearl.

The road is now clear of flood water that started to cover it Wednesday.

After the water began to recede, police removed barricades Thursday morning. The barriers had been put in place to keep traffic away.

Rankin County's Director of Emergency Operations believes flooding is no longer a threat for the county.

"Throughout the county we've seen a significant reduction in the run off of the water, so we don't think there's going to be any threat of localized flooding. Of course there are some roadways that have been flooded through the drainage process with some limbs and so forth debris getting stuck. Our road crew, both county and municipality are working to fix those problems right now," says Bob Wedgeworth, Rankin County's Director of Emergency Operations. 

When you're on the road, make sure you're still looking out for water. Some flood water remains in grassy areas off of the streets.

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