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County: After Storms, Road Closures, But No Injuries

(Updated Thursday 8:30 a.m.) All 11 Paulding County roads that were closed Wednesday due to hazards caused by the day’s severe weather were announced as open Thursday morning.

Updated Thursday 8:30 a.m.

Just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Paulding officials announced that all roads that were closed Wednesday due to hazards caused by the severe weather are now open.

Thursday 7:30 a.m.

As of 6 a.m., Paulding 911 had three previously closed roads that are now open and passable—Hanlin Road, McPherson Church Road, and as previously mentioned, Benson Road.

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Late Wednesday

Phipps told Dallas-Hiram Patch Wednesday evening that there were no other road openings to report.

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5:05 p.m. Wednesday

Benson Road has now reopened. We'll continue to update our list of reopened roads here.

Original story

No injuries or property damage had been reported to Paulding County officials in the wake of severe weather as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.

According to MaryAnn Phipps, coordinator and public information officer for Paulding County Fire/Rescue and Emergency Management Agency, no weather threats remain in Paulding as of this time. The only adverse affects appear to be road closures in several areas of the county.

Current road closures and the reason for their closing include:

  • Goldin Road: Roadway washed out (Tallapoosa River).
  • Zion Church Road at Swafford Drive: Under water.
  • South Main Street (in Dallas): Flooding; standing water on roadway.
  • West Avenue (in Dallas): Standing water on roadway.
  • Dabbs Bridge Road: Roadway flooded and trees down.
  • Denton Road at Senator Road: Standing water.
  • Williams Lake Road near Highway 92: Flooding.
  • McPherson Church Road (below the railroad tracks): Flooding.
  • Hanlin Road: Flooding.
  • Benson Road: Flooding.
  • Benson Lake Road: Flooding.

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