UPDATE (8:15 p.m.): Fairhope’s city council held an emergency meeting to discuss the washout. The city council is accepting bids not to exceed $250,000 to completely repair the road and piping.

The estimate was given by a contractor and engineer at the meeting. The estimate will including costs for repaving the entire road once repairs are finished. Road work could start as early as next week and be completed by end of June. For now, the road will remain closed.

ORIGINAL STORY

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — Heavy rains washed out a section of North Bancroft Road Thursday morning in Fairhope. Traffic was cut off between Oak and Bayou.

At 9:10 a.m. when a Flash Flood Warning was issued for Baldwin County, rain was falling 3 inches per hour. In just 30 minutes more than an inch of rain fell on the area, already inundated for rain Wednesday night. The Flash Flood Warning for Baldwin County was issued through 3:15 p.m.

Flooding wasn’t the only threat Thursday. A tornado watch covered all of the WKRG News 5’s viewing area, including south Alabama and Northwest Florida. That watch was issued through 2 p.m.

You can stay ahead of the storm with updates from the WKRG News 5 First Alert Storm Team on our weather pages. You can also track the storms with WKRG News 5’s live weather radar. Download our news and weather apps and turn on push alert to get notifications as severe weather moves through our area.