A road closed after a flood washed away a large pipe in Limestone Co.
It will be several more days before a road is repaired in Limestone County after a flood destroyed a major pipe on Gaston Hollow Road in Lester.
WAAY 31 took a close look at the damage, and we heard from people on the road every day.
“We’ve owned this property for about 18 or 19 years, so we’re here very frequently,” said Danny Lewis.
Lewis often travels Gaston Hollow Road, as he and his family hunt in the area; but more than anything, they just enjoy the scenic drive.
“My wife and I are going to drive,” Lewis said. “It’s a good place to drive and see deer.”
Lewis was out on Tuesday, cleaning up his property after the flooding, as well as Gaston Hollow Road.
“It’s just hard to believe that there is so much water,” he said.
Lewis says Gaston Hollow Road is a road used by many people in the area, so hearing it could be closed for a few days after flooding caused a large pipe to be washed isn’t the best news.
“It’s a bit of a drawback, but nothing to do with people who have to deal with it more seriously,” Lewis said. “We’re very lucky that we don’t have permanent damage here or even financial damage.”
And of the affected land around Gaston Hollow Road, including Lewis’ own property, he says he remains optimistic.
“It is such a beautiful region,” he said. “It’s going to grow back and turn green here very soon. In a month or so, it will be back to what it was, maybe.
According to the county commissioner for the district, Gaston Hollow Road will be closed at least until Thursday. We will notify you when the hose is replaced.