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Rain Causes Rural Road Closures

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 6:26 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

The recent heavy rain is causing lots of flooding and washout problems on rural roads. The Marion County Engineer’s Office has closed at least 34 roads as a result. As of 10 am, English Creek was over three feet past its banks; Cedar Creek was almost five feet above flood stage; and the South Skunk River was almost a foot over flood stage.

The recent rain also helped establish a new record for rainfall-to-date in the month of June. So far, the city of Knoxville has received 9.19 inches of rain in the first 15 days of the month – more than any previous year for the first fifteen days of June. KNIA/KRLS is the official recording station for the National Weather Service.

Weather Related Road Closings
Kennedy St between 150th Ave and Hwy S71
Beardsley between 35th and 40th
115th between Illinois Dr. and G-40 closed
160th North of Jersey Dr
Elk Horn South of Dubuque
Briggs at the intersection of 60th
Dubuque East of 140th
Dubuque West of 160th
Coolidge West of 25th
Dakota West of 120th
Briggs St East of 160th
Beardsley St West of 35th Pl
100th Ave South of Nevada
Dubuque St West of 40th
92nd Ave North of Nevada
30th Pl South of 92
25th Pl South of 92
20th Pl South of 92
200th Ave at Blue Dr
County Line West of 200th
Beardsley between 190th and 200th
Newbold Dr East of Hwy 5
Utah Dr East of Hwy 5
228th Pl South of Reagan St
170th South of Vermont
Fillmore Dr. West of 167th Pl.
Vermont Dr. West of Hwy 5
168th Pl South of Vermont Dr.
Utah St East of 80th Ave
Utah St West of Hwy 14
108th Pl South of Perry
130th Pl East of Hwy 14
155th South of G76
50th Pl North of Adkins