A local community is cut off by a washed out road and to make matters worse, homeowners are on the hook to pay for repairs and they don't know how they're going to do it.

During heavy flooding on Dec. 8, 316th Street was washed out by Mason Creek in La Center, WA.

Typically, the local government would pay for repairs but the section that washed out is a private road.

Now, the Timbercreek Homeowner's Association is scrambling to find a solution.

"We know we don't want a temporary solution because we don't have the money for a temporary and permanent solution," said Jeff Locke.

Locke is one of the dozen homeowners who live in the community, and the private road is the only one leading to their homes.

Not only are people stranded, Locke said some of them work from home and until the road is fixed, CenturyLink can't fix their internet.

Mason Creek is running so high, it's a long hike just to get in or out on foot.

"We've been hiking out, there are some woods. It's about a three quarter mile hike that we hike out and drive around. That's a 20 minute drive for us to get over here," said Locke.

Locke said the neighborhood is really pulling together and Clark County has been helpful as they search for solutions.

The neighborhood is hoping to get federal dollars and in the meantime, they have set up a GoFundMe page.

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