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Residents Express Concerns About Condition of Road in Harrison County

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Residents who live and drive on Corbin Branch Road in Harrison County are concerned with a certain stretch of that road. They've taken it into their own hands to alert other drivers of the danger.

"We tell people, I'm the head of one of the neighborhood watches here and I want people in this neighborhood to know there's a danger here. If they don't, they may not see it and run off the road and go down that hill,” explained Bob Watkins, who lives on Corbin Branch Road.

"Danger" and "Fix" are spray painted on the road pointing to an area that is falling down the hill.

The hole extends out into the road, and residents said they noticed the problem nearly two years ago and the road has been deteriorating ever since.

"There's a culvert underneath this road that runs from the top of the hill and it's broke off down there. Underneath this road somewhere the water has leaked and it's taking the road down,” Watkins said.

Resident Kim Conrad said she sees people trying to avoid that part of the road almost on a daily basis.

"Last weekend I saw one guy with a long trailer, he had probably 15 bales of hay, and if his tire had gone over that, he was trying to squeeze through here because there was a car parked there, he would have lost his whole load down the hill,” Conrad explained.

Corbin Branch runs through both Harrison and Taylor Counties, but the problem is on the Harrison side.

"I would like to see that culvert fixed, and I would like to see Corbin Branch paved,” Conrad said.

We are in contact with the Division of Highways about the issue, and will have its response on 12 News on Wednesday.