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Ida brings rain, wind to county
Rising creeks, wrecks reported
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Big Creek overflowed near Union Hill Road, covering part of the Big Creek greenway that is still under construction. - photo by Jim Dean
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It appears Forsyth County was able to ride out the wet weather moving through in advance of storms along the Gulf Coast with little incident.

Fire Chief Danny Bowman said downed trees were not an issue Tuesday and Wednesday and emergency responders received the normal amount of calls.

“Forsyth County escaped what had the potential of being much more significant than it was,” he said. “The usual creeks and streams, such as Old Federal and Nicholson, are slightly out of their banks.”

Bowman said the water was expected to recede by late Wednesday night.

As of Wednesday morning, the Forsyth County area had received 4.13 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The level of Lake Lanier rose slightly after the day of mostly light but steady rain, up to 1,072.4 feet above sea level, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the department and law enforcement responded Tuesday to many traffic wrecks, particularly on Ga. 400, but none resulted in serious injuries.

“They were fairly low speed [wrecks],” he said.

A vehicle overturned in a creek on Kelly Mill Road, Shivers said, but no injuries were reported as a result.

He said no roads were closed, though one side of Caney Road was reduced to one lane for a short time.

The rain was expected to move out as the state remained under a flash flood watch through Wednesday morning.

The rest of the week and the weekend are expected to remain sunny and mild with a slight chance of rain back into the forecast for Monday.

FCN regional staff contributed to this report.