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Washed out road fixed temporarily

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(WMC-TV) - Parts of West Tennessee experienced weather problems even before the wintry weather moved in Monday.

Several roads flooded in Hardeman County.

Whiteville residents were stranded most of Sunday and even early Monday because heavy rains washed a road away.

It was around 2 a.m. Sunday when a small portion of Murphy Lane washed away due to high waters caused by rain.

"It's unbelievable, all this water," said Whiteville resident Joel Weber. "I didn't know there was that much water down through here. I'm just concerned."

Hardeman County road crews worked all day and night Sunday and into Monday to repair the road. They ended up making a new road out of dirt.

Even with the temporary road, flooding is still a concern.

"Ain't much you can do about mother nature," said Eddie Lee Pirtle, Hardeman County Highway Department. "You just have to do what you have to do."

Road crews are in the process of putting a new bridge along Murphy Lane.

Whiteville residents hope they finish sooner rather than later so they do not have to keep driving through the mud.

Hardeman County's road director says should these puddles of water turn into ice Monday night, road crews will be out putting sand down on some of the county roads. But he says they are not equipped to cover the entire county with the brine mixture.

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Click here to see before and after photos of the washed away road in Whiteville.

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