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Heavy rainfall opens hole in Jones County dam

The hole in the pond dam along Lonesome Pines Road continues to leak water. The hole in the pond dam along Lonesome Pines Road continues to leak water.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Upwards of five inches of rain fell across the Pine Belt on Saturday. This led to widespread street and river flooding, including damage to a pond dam along Lonesome Pines Road in Jones County.

The hole, measuring several feet in diameter, continued to trickle water from the pond Monday morning. While a complete breach of the dam is not expected, officials have closed the road as a precautionary measure until repairs can be completed.

Area rivers continue to rise, with lowland flooding expected along the Tallahala Creek, Pearl River, Leaf River, Chickasawhay River, and Pascagoula River.

Flood Warnings:

Pearl River County until late Monday

Jones County until Wednesday morning

Simpson County until late Wednesday night

Marion County until late Thursday night

George, Greene, Perry, and Wayne counties until Friday evening

Up-to-date information on area warnings can be found at: http://www.wdam.com/category/214965/severe

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