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Destroyed road leaves residents without access to first responders

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Ravenswood Drive, just outside of Madisonville. Ravenswood Drive, just outside of Madisonville.

Some Hopkins County homeowners are concerned about how fire trucks or ambulances would get to their homes in case of an emergency. 

Eight households on Ravenswood Drive outside of Madisonville are dealing with muddy road conditions. The developers, who own the private road, say they contracted J.H. Rudolph, out of Evansville, to fix the road.  

J.H. Rudolph says they arrived on November 19 to begin the project, but the conditions of the road were too bad to start and the project would require a new contract.  

When a new contract was agreed upon, the winter storm hit and crews could not continue.
"Couple days that we didn't receive mail because the mailman can't get down the road. A lot of neighbors are concerned if someone was to get sick and have to have an ambulance out here, that they would not be able to get to there house. This is really the worst I've ever seen it. My neighbor, I talked to her yesterday, and she was very upset because she couldn't even get out of the driveway to go to church," said Ronnie Presley.

The developers tell 14 News that a deal was reached on Tuesday for a new crew to go in and get the road at least passable before rain moves in on Friday.

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