OSAGE- Mitchell County Supervisors rescinded a state of emergency that was filed on May 21, 2013. Supervisors rescinded the State of Emergency last week after County Attorney Mark Walk stated that a motion for summary has been filed on the Mark Evans versus Mitchell County lawsuit.
In October, Evans filed a lawsuit against the county claiming county officials did not use reasonable care to prevent his car from going into a sinkhole that was created by flooding back in May.
Evans was driving on Angle Road on May 26 when he ran into a snow fence that was placed 20 feet in front of a large sinkhole. He says there was no other fencing or signage warning oncoming vehicles of the sinkhole.
Mitchell County was declared a disaster area in May due to the heavy flooding throughout the county.