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Rain doesn’t wash burn ban away

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY|dewayne@mcnews.online

Photo by Cole Pitts

Some residents in Montgomery County received as much as two inches of rain last Thursday as a line of thunderstorms blew through the county. Unfortunately, the rains wasn’t wide-spread enough to bring an end to the county-wide burn ban.
Rain and high winds blew into Montgomery County early Thursday afternoon with hail reported in Caddo Gap and Sims. First responders were called out to clear trees off Highway 270 and several county roads in the Caddo Gap area. Entergy was also called out to repair lines damaged by falling trees and debris. No injuries were reported as a result of the storm.
Montgomery County Judge Sammy Jones shared that he had heard reports of two inches of rain collected in Caddo Gap last Thursday. He was quick to add that while about half the county received rain, the other half didn’t. As a result, the county-wide burn ban remains in place.
A cold front is expected to move into Montgomery County this week with rain expected throughout the weekend. If it rains as predicted, the county could see the burn ban lifted. Until then everyone is asked to refrain from burning any brush or trash.

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