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Most roads open, more rain coming

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Flooded roads and highways throughout the county reopened as water receded, but impending weather forecasts predicting more rain could cause them to close yet again.

"We've had so much rain that there is no place for the water to go," Clay County Highway Department Supervisor Pete Foster said, explaining that the county has had its share of water from the rain and melted snowfall from last week. "We were working overtime to put up signs about high water and checking roads through the week, and then we were pushing snow out of the way over the weekend."

The mix of water-related weather culminated in the Brunswick Bridge Levee south of Clay City, causing it to break in several places. Raging water forced approximately six three-foot holes to give way in the levee, closing S.R. 59 until the morning of Jan. 10, when it was reopened for traffic.

Weather forecasters are predicting more water is on the way with significant rainfall expected to arrive Monday night. The rain is expected to continue through Thursday, turning into snow as a cold front arrives Friday.

"We don't need anymore rain," Foster said. "But if it does flood again, we'll be back out there."

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Two county roads remain closed due to flooding:

1300 South is closed between CR 300 West to Highway 59

Canal Road is closed for one mile due to a bridge washed out between C.R. 1200 S and C.R. 1300 S.



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