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(Cleveland)- White County Officials continue to mitigate the effects of the overnight winter storm Monday that brought down trees, caused power outages, and closed several county and state roadways.

White County Public Safety Director David Murphy in an email advised at 2:30 PM Monday the Emergency Management Office reported only two state routes, Highway 75 Alternate ad Highway 356, still closed due to trees, and power line damage. Murphy said several county roadways remain closed waiting for power company workers to make them safe for crews to clear them up.  

County roads that remain closed to through traffic include:’

Boca Hills @ Asbestos

Goat Neck

Mauldin

Myra Branch

Poplar Stump

Ridge Rd between Vandiver and 75Alt

Three Hills

And Town Creek @ Gene Nix Road

Trees on power lines Town Creek Road at Gene Nix Photo: Facebook

 Other roadways that had trees in them have been made passable, however, there may be debris on the right of ways, please use caution when traveling through these areas.  Murphy advised that a total of 50 separate incidents were logged with multiple trees per incident.

As of 3 PM, Monday power companies were still reporting 5,468 outages in White County. 

Five homes received damage due to trees falling on them; however, Murphy said, no one was injured and required no assistance.

White County Public Works will continue to work to open all roadways, and then begin clearing debris over the next several days.