Warmer weather brings rising waters and flooding throughout the county

According to county officials, there are many roads in all areas of the county that are flooded from run-off and melting snow. Once the temperatures started to rise, so did the waters in the ditches, creeks and the James River. Several roads are impassable and/or dangerous to travel on. Authorities are asking drivers to take great caution when driving through standing water on roads because it is difficult to know the condition of the road under the water, and, in many cases, the water is still flowing across the road and could cause a vehicle to be swept into the ditch or worse. If at all possible, they ask drivers to take another route to their destination.

Everyone is hoping for the ground to thaw and the sun to dry up some of the standing water before there is any spring rain in the forecast. This is also a time when people are more appreciative of the irritating wind that is common in South Dakota. Time seems to pass quickly, and it won’t be long before everyone will be complaining about the unbearable heat. 

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

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