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No plans to close down Murder Creek Bridge

Update: As of 5 p.m., Thursday, there are still no plans to close down Murder Creek Bridge connecting Brewton and East Brewton.

While water levels of Murder Creek Bridge continue to rise Thursday, officials of East Brewton said, “ as of now there are no plans to close down Murder Creek Bridge.”

Currently the water level is at 21.8 feet and is expected to continue to rise this afternoon at a height of 22.8 feet, .8 feet above flood level.

Nearby, Burnt Corn Creek peaked at 14.3 feet last night, and has slowly begun receding as of Thursday morning.

The Conecuh River at Brewton crest approximately 24 feet as of noon Thursday. The river is expected to gradually raise to 26 feet in the coming days, but stay at low level flood stage at 27 feet.

The Escambia River near Century is expected to peak at minor flood stage at 20.5 feet Friday morning before receding in the coming days.

The city is under flash flood warning until 4:45 p.m. today. Flooding in the Southeast has forced the closing of bridges outside of Escambia County, Ala. The Causeway in Mobile is completely closed at both ends. Also Dauphin Island Parkway is closed completely at Dog River Bridge in Mobile County.

The Brewton Standard will continue to monitor the situation as information is released.