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Brewton’s downtown area floods, creates ‘significant’ traffic issues

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 7:56 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2021 at 4:43 PM CDT
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BREWTON, Ala. (WSFA) - The south Alabama city of Brewton in Escambia County suffered damage from major flooding Wednesday, forcing road closures and water damage to multiple structures, including a grocery store.

Several streets in the downtown area were forced to close, with police taking to social media urging residents not to go around “road closed” signs. Police said they had to rescue at least one motorist after they drove onto a closed roadway and their vehicle became flooded.

Drone video from a community organization called Brewton Reborn showed fast moving water overtaking the area. Water could also be seen flooding a local Piggly Wiggly grocery store.

The police department said traffic in the downtown area will be a “significant” problem until flooding subsides.

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