Floods wash out bridges, close roads


A truck slowly drives through flood water Wednesday night on South Ohio Avenue between 24th and 20th Streets.

Zak Izoita, left, points to a car driven by Pavel Izoita, right, that went through flood waters near 28th Street and Washington Avenue Wednesday night. Pavel Izoita said he thought the water caused by a severe thunderstorm wasn’t “that bad” and proceeded through before becoming stuck in the swiftly rising flood. The men said the water eventually climbed 4-feet ruining the Acura T3’s engine. “It was bad,” Zak Izoita, who came to help Pavel, said. “The engine is done,” Pavel Izoita added.

Thursday morning Flat Creek had receded but was still flowing swift and high at the bridge on South Grand Avenue Road.

Although many streets were free of water early Thursday morning, in the 1400 block of Sneed Avenue water was still flowing down the street from Wednesday evening’s thunderstorm that caused flooding along the street at Broadway Boulevard.

At the intersection of state Route B and Sacajawea Road rock debris covered the road Thursday morning from the previous night’s 6 to 7 inches of rain received in the area.

In Johnson County, Thursday morning, state Route E at the intersection of state Route MM northwest of Knob Noster was completly covered with several feet of flood water from the Blackwater River.

Thursday morning state Highway 23, 9 miles north of Knob Noster, was closed due to flooding from the Blackwater River.

A bridge on Wimer Road, 1 mile west of state Highway 127 north of La Monte, was washed out due to heavy rains and flooding from Wednesday’s thunderstorms.

A truck slowly drives through flood water Wednesday night on South Ohio Avenue between 24th and 20th Streets.

Zak Izoita, left, points to a car driven by Pavel Izoita, right, that went through flood waters near 28th Street and Washington Avenue Wednesday night. Pavel Izoita said he thought the water caused by a severe thunderstorm wasn’t “that bad” and proceeded through before becoming stuck in the swiftly rising flood. The men said the water eventually climbed 4-feet ruining the Acura T3’s engine. “It was bad,” Zak Izoita, who came to help Pavel, said. “The engine is done,” Pavel Izoita added.

Thursday morning Flat Creek had receded but was still flowing swift and high at the bridge on South Grand Avenue Road.

Although many streets were free of water early Thursday morning, in the 1400 block of Sneed Avenue water was still flowing down the street from Wednesday evening’s thunderstorm that caused flooding along the street at Broadway Boulevard.

At the intersection of state Route B and Sacajawea Road rock debris covered the road Thursday morning from the previous night’s 6 to 7 inches of rain received in the area.

In Johnson County, Thursday morning, state Route E at the intersection of state Route MM northwest of Knob Noster was completly covered with several feet of flood water from the Blackwater River.

Thursday morning state Highway 23, 9 miles north of Knob Noster, was closed due to flooding from the Blackwater River.

A bridge on Wimer Road, 1 mile west of state Highway 127 north of La Monte, was washed out due to heavy rains and flooding from Wednesday’s thunderstorms.

Sedalia Democrat
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