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Mitchell County Assessing Roads After Torrential Rains

A section of Highway 9 east of Osage was closed as of 9:30 a.m. Saturday due to water over the roadway caused by substantial rains the last two days.

Mitchell County Sheriff Greg Beaver says many gravel roads in the county have experienced some washouts as well. He says they’re in the process of assessing road damages.

Beaver says one of the highest rainfall amounts reported to his office is over seven inches in the St. Ansgar area.

According to the Iowa DOT website, 511ia.org, a section of Highway 18 westbound near Chickasaw County Road V18 just north of Ionia was closed at 7 a.m. due to standing water over the roadway.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday for Mitchell, Floyd, Chickasaw, Howard, Fayette and Winneshiek counties.

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Mark Pitz

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