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Roads reopen after flooding
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Forsyth County News


Weather forces fair to close.

All of the roads in Forsyth County that were closed earlier Monday due to flooding have reopened.

The roads include Tidwell at the creek and Fowler just south of Harrison Lane, according to a report from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

Also reopened are:

* Shiloh Road near McFarland Parkway, where crews checked on a sink hole.

* Settingdown Road at Hampton Park Drive, which is by the Hamptons subdivision.

* Kemp Road

* Market Place Boulevard, southbound side in front of Petco between Buford Dam and Mary Alice Park roads in Cumming.

According to the National Weather Service, nearly 4 inches of rain had fallen in the area as of late Monday afternoon. More heavy rain is expected overnight.

A flood watch has been issued for most of north Georgia, including Forsyth County until late Monday night.

The heavy rainfall has pushed Lake Lanier above 1,070 feet, less than a foot from full pool. The lake has not reached 1,071 feet since September 2005.

The weather forecast shows that Tuesday should be mostly sunny. The chance of rain increases by Wednesday, continuing through the weekend.

Check back for updates at or see the next edition of the Forsyth County News.