Major flooding in Pickens, Gilmer, Forsyth counties
PICKENS COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -
A flash flood warning is in effect for Forsyth, Pickens, and Gilmer counties.
In Forsyth County, the southbound lane of Post Road (Hwy. 371) between Majors Road and Vickery Creek Middle School is currently closed. The roadway was washed out as a result of last night's storms. The northbound lane is open.
The flooding is a result of water overflow from nearby Vickery Creek.
In Gilmer County, deputies report major flooding issues along Riverfront Road off of Hwy. 52 East.
Deputies are reporting that water looks to be receding in the area of Hwy. 52 East between Turniptown and the Hwy. 52 ramp.
There is also a report of a mudslide in Pickens County.
A tow truck operator has pulled six submerged vehicles from flood waters as of 11:15 a.m.
On Grandview Road in Pickens County, rushing water carried two cars down a creek. The drivers were rescued from their cars.