Flooded Roads Mix Up Traffic

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Thursday, May 10 2007 May 10, 2007 Thursday, May 10, 2007 1:58:52 PM CDT May 10, 2007 in News
We begin with KOMU's Ryan Henneboehle who was along Highway 24 in Carroll County Wedenesday.

The highway stayed open, but just barely.

This stretch of Highway 24 has been underwater since Tuesday morning.

"We got here at seven this morning," said Rodney Wright.

On top of that, the flooding is sending more traffic than usual along 24.

"They closed 65 in two different places, so we're starting to see some of the influx of that traffic,"said Wright.

"This is about the only road through this area."

MODOT crews say the water isn't deep enough to close the road yet, but that could change.

"Right now we're watching the railroad tracks and the levy here, because its getting a couple of break-throughs and coming through," Wright said.

Right now, Highway 24 is passable, but that could all change if leaks in this levy get any larger.

A group of locals spent the afternoon trying to hold back the flood with sandbags.

The same water that could swamp the highway could ruin Rodney Llewelyn's land.

"Well basically we're trying to protect the farmground," said Rodney LLewlyn Farm Owner
Carroll County residents have their hands full.

"If you don't need to be out I'd stay at home,"Wright said.

And not have to deal with the high water and half a highway.

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