Flooding sparks road closures, evacuations in Floyd County

- A Flash Flood Warning has been issued in Floyd County after a day of solid rain in the area.

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The FOX 5 Storm Team said about two inches of rain has fallen in the Cave Springs and surrounding areas as of 5 p.m. While more heavy rain is not immediately expected, the National Weather Service issued the warning until 10 p.m. because of the already saturated ground.

Earlier in the day, flooding caused by the heavy rain forced some residents to evacuate and closed roads in Floyd County Thursday.

The high water caused problems in downtown Cave Spring with police warning large trucks to take a different route.

The flooding also impacted some schools on the first day of classes for the new school year.

Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson said Cave Spring Elementary School closed early Thursday, at noon, due to the weather conditions in the area. The district also released students at Coosa Middle School and Coosa High School whose home addresses are in Cave Springs.

The school district said Cave Spring Elementary will remain closed Friday because of the flooding. In addition, officials said Coosa Attendance Area bus routes 11-03 and 16-23 will not run.

Floyd County Police warned all truck drivers in the area of Cave Spring to stay away. Rain has saturated the area, and more rain is on the way.

Police officers along with Floyd County Sheriff's deputies and Georgia Department of Transportation workers detoured motorists in Cave Spring to GA 1 (US 27) or the Southwest Bypass.

According to the Floyd County Police Facebook page, officers assisted some residents in evacuating their homes.

MORE: North Georgia under Flash Flood Watch until Friday morning

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