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Two Forsyth roads reopen after weekend flooding

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth had a wet weekend with near constant rain flooding roads in opposite ends of the county, although no significant damage was reported.

Nicholson Road at Old Federal Road in northwest Forsyth reopened Monday morning after being closed for 24 hours, said Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Rainwater said while flooding in that area of the road in north Forsyth is common, it usually takes about 36 hours to recede. Some tree limbs fell nearby, but did not hit any structures or people.

The Nicholson closure did not affect many people as it does not lead to any residential areas.

Bonnie Brae Road in south Forsyth and Big Creek Greenway in southwest Forsyth also flooded, but did not result in any closures.

Rainwater said the storm did not affect law enforcement’s response times, and the “call volume was typical for a weekend.”

Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers echoed the sheriff’s office summary of the weather, citing no out-of-ordinary calls due to the rain.