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Secondary Roads Department Addresses a Road Slump on S71

Posted: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 at 6:24 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

Marion County continues to deal with the impact of the heavy rains we received this summer which has left the Secondary Roads Department with their hands full. With many people flocking to the Lake Red Rock area for the Labor Day weekend, the portion of highway S71 that enters the Whitebreast Campground has concerned some motorists as a portion of the road appears to be slumping. Tom Wadle with the Secondary Roads Department tells KNIA/KRLS news this is an area that has posed a problem in the past and a contractor has worked on it several times. Crews were out working on the area this week and Wadle says he does not think it will be a hazard to motorists this weekend. He adds that they will continue to monitor the situation and if it poses a problem, barricades will be put up on the shoulders of the road to warn motorists.