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April 18, 2013

Flooding persists in Marion County

Marion County — The Marion County Sheriff and Engineer have released this map of the closed roads around the county.

As previously reported, Highway 5, south of Knoxville to T-17, remains underwater. The Journal-Express observed many farm ponds over their banks, full ditches and some crop land underwater. 

On G-76, between Melcher-Dallas and Highway 14, English Creek has spilled out of its banks. The infield of the English Creek Speedway is full of standing water. 

Sheriff Jason Sandholdt and Engineer Roger Schletzbaum encourage drivers to use caution when traveling. They advise against driving through standing water, and if your travels take you over one of the closed roads, indicated on the attached map, to find an alternate route.

Updates will be posted as received on www.journalexpress.net, and for more information, check http://www.co.marion.ia.us/announcements.htm or http://www.511ia.org

Mary Van Zante, with the Marion County Farm Bureau is unaware of any row crops already in the ground in the county. Alfalfa and oats were planted before the cold and heavy rainfall hit. She says as soon as the fields dry out, Marion County farmers will be working day and night to get their other crops in. As for the rain, it has helped to a degree.

"With nearly 4 inches of rain in such a short time and more predicted, a lot of it resulted in runoff, but it will definitely help the subsoil moisture," Van Zante said. "The soil simply can't absorb the really hard rains we've had some of the time, and that's what causes washing in some fields, the water standing in low spots in the field, and flooding from creeks and rivers."

She added that repenishing the subsoil moisture, and providing water for lawns and flowers, will be among the benefits of the heavy rainfall.

Also in Knoxville, Windstream is reporting that approximately 400 customers may be without service. Lines got wet during the rainfall. They are working to fix the problem. 

We'll share more weather-related closings, issues, etc., as the information comes in. 

 

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