Waters continue to rise at closed Dozier Road, toll bridge

Dozier Road is closed due to flooding from the Tallapoosa River

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Dozier Road near the Emerald Mountain Expressway Toll Bridge is closed until further notice, according to the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency. EMA Director Christina Thornton said the road closed due to flooding in the area.

By Thursday afternoon, water from the Tallapoosa River had overtaken portions of the road and was up to 27.75 feet. The river is expected to continue rising to at least 33.5 feet.

Swift-moving waters from the Tallapoosa River sweep over the edge of Dozier Road in Montgomery County.
Swift-moving waters from the Tallapoosa River sweep over the edge of Dozier Road in Montgomery County. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

“The river is not expected to crest until Monday,” Thornton said “And guess what? There’s more rain expected in the forecast.”

Much of the nearby golf course by WindCreek Casino was already underway again.

Thornton said portions of the road that were repaired just a week ago had already been damaged again by the flooding and swift-moving currents. Dozier Road previously closed in February due to flooding.

The Montgomery County Commission says the roadway will be reopened once the water has subsided and the road has been inspected for any possible damage. Commuters are encouraged to make alternate travel plans until further notice.

Tallapoosa River behind Wind Creek off Dozier Road

Posted by Montgomery Alabama Emergency Management on Thursday, March 5, 2020

Flooded Tallapoosa River: Dozier Road 1:45 Thursday March 5, 2020; 27.75 feet, 38,000 CFS

Posted by Montgomery Alabama Emergency Management on Thursday, March 5, 2020

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