Local residents stranded after heavy rains was out road along county line

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Washed out on County Road 460 (Photo by Rodney Denton, Rotan Public Works Director)

As storms continued to move through the region, Stonewall Commissioner Gary Meador said it was all but a disaster when the sky dropped around five inches of rain over the course of a single evening and washed out County Road 460 north of Rotan last week.

“I wouldn’t say we’re throwing up our hands, but it’s gonna take a drought before we’re able to fix this road,” said Meador in a meeting with commissioners Tuesday. Meador said heavy machinery was used to push dirt into the washout, but he is doubtful it will hold with the continuous rainfall.

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