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Late Friday night June 29 residents of Amity lane in Iron Station NC were left virtually stranded when creek levels rose 15 feet out of the banks wasking away two large culverts and taking a 35 foot section of road with them. the gap created in 35 feet wide and approximately 18 feet deep making it impassable even by atv. residents and local firemen built a small walking bridge using fallen trees Saturday morning so people could attempt to pass through. as authorities arrived to assess the situation the news was grave because this is a private drive in a subdivision. an emergency bridge was constructed after permission was given by landowners to cut into the surrounding property. construction was completed late Sunday evening and the bridge will be taken back up at ( am Tuesday morning July 2 giving residents time to get vehicles to the other side. Another sturdier walking bridge was built as well. After Tuesday the only access in and out will be via the walking bridge and emergency vehicles have perission from an adjoining landowner to attempt an old logging road. small persoanl vehicles and atv's have used this pat to get out but with the coming storms and the width and condition of the road it is not certain fire or rescue vehicles could enter. Patients would have to be taken out on atv should an emergency arrise. many of the residents are elderly or disabled with chronic health problems and are unable to walk down steep slick embankments to any kind of walking bridge. the residents have maintained this road to the best of their ability after several attempts to get state to take control of it in years past have failed. however an enormous storm causing this degree of damage is unpredicatable and residents do not have this kind of available cash on hand to fix this problem. we are asking the community to pull together to help. we appreciate your thoughts, prayers and any monetary donations that can be made regardless of how small....every penny counts!