Delaware County Dispatch has asked us to pass on the word that TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED on Delaware County roads at this time.
Numerous roads have been covered with water throughout Manchester and Delaware County after several inches of rain fell overnight into Monday. Some of the reports of water-covered roads include Old Highway 20 near Earlville, on Old Highway 20 westbound by the Manchester Airport, at Old Highway 20 & Highway 187, on 180th north of Manchester, sections of the Petersburg Blacktop and on Highway 38 between Delaware and Greeley by Roadside Park.
Delaware County Emergency Management Mike Ryan:
In Manchester, Brown Field and the Beckman Softball Complex are under water. Water filled the ditches, fields and even the Lextron parking lot along West Main Street/Highway 13 on the west end of Manchester as DOT crews monitored the situation.
Do NOT cross a road that is covered with water. Please report any flooded or covered roadways to local authorities.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Maquoketa River in Manchester until Tuesday night. As of 6:30 pm, the river was over 12 feet. The river is expected to rise above the 14-foot flood stage on Tuesday morning and continue rising to 15.5 feet before falling below flood stage Tuesday evening. At 14 feet, water affects West Main Street and homes on the south side of Manchester.
The National Weather Service has also issued a Flood Warning for the Turkey River at Garber until late Wednesday night. Moderate flooding is predicted. The river is already at flood stage and is expected to continue rising to near 21-point-5 feet by Tuesday morning (that’s four and a half feet above flood stage). At 19 feet, County Road X3C at the south end of Garber becomes inundated.
Numerous photos of area flooding have been shared on our KMCH Facebook page.
Showers and storms are in the forecast for the next week. Stay with Mix 94.7 KMCH for the latest weather updates.
(photo of West Main Street in Manchester taken by Janelle Tucker, KMCH)