Storm slams Jackson County area

Heavy rain and wind slammed into Jackson County Feb. 6, triggering two tornado sirens to go off in Jefferson during the morning.

County officials said three roads were washed out in the rain — McCreery Rd., Diamond Hill Rd. and Charlie Cooper Rd.

Officials also had to remove over 10 trees that had fallen across roads in the county. Some other roads are being monitored for possible damage as well, said county manager Kevin Poe.

The warm, humid weather is expected to last through the afternoon and evening, clearing out Friday as temps drop into the 30s Friday and Saturday.

Rain is expected to return Monday with more warm weather ahead.


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