All roads within the parish are now passable, but the Webster Parish Police Jury is reminding motorists these fixes are only temporary.
“Repairs are not complete, so the public should use caution when driving over recently repaired washouts,” Police Jury President Jim Bonsall said. “There are narrowed places; there are some repairs that are only one lane wide.”
Some roads will have bumps, some places worse than others, but all have a rock surface.
“The repairs made so far are temporary,” he said. “There will be signs warning of lower than normal speed limits, bumps, narrow and single lanes. Please obey all warning signs.”
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is assessing the worst of the damage, he says, and permanent repairs will begin as soon as FEMA completes their evaluations.
Several roads in Webster Parish completely washed out following recent flooding, leaving gaping holes all the way across the roads. Some of this was due to high volumes of water overwhelming the drainage systems and washing out the road foundations. Other areas crumbled on the sides of the roads but were still passable.
Road crews have been working long hours since the flooding, assessing and making temporary repairs to the worst of the damaged roads. Road Committee Chairman Steve Ramsey, District 11, said Tuesday, the road crews would begin with the other damages in the roads once the washout repairs were completed.