Update on flooded roads in Cass County

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The following is from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office

The following roads are closed from the 6 plus inches of rain in a short amount of time causing road or culvert failure over the weekend:

Oil City from  Davis Lk St to Ashton
Mt Zion from Stewart to Calvin Ctr
Cassopolis from Crooked Creek to Osborn
Mason St from Calvin Ctr to Tharp Lk
Bulhand from Lamb to Calvin Ctr 1 lane closed

Roads previously closed and continue to be closed due to prior flooding:

Carter Lake St from Birch to Baldwin Prairie
Wade Road from Chain Lk to Mt Zion
McKenzie St from Lawrence to Goff Lk

Water over the Road Signs Posted

Davis Lk from Lane to Ashton
North Shore from Davis Lk to Calvin Hill
Chapel Hill from Tharp Lk to Calvin Ctr
Tharp Lk from Chapel Hill to Hawks St

More rain is being forecasted for the coming days and weeks so similar flooding activity is expected if rain totals are substantial.   The traveling public is urged to you caution during upcoming rain events and anticipate water over the road in these area in particular
or any other areas that are known to commonly flood during excessive rain.   Attempting to cross areas where water stands more than a couple inches deep or is running over the road can cause damage to the roadway due to washouts and sink holes in the gravel under the pavement.  This can be dangerous.   Several people were stranded over the weekend and had to be rescued.   In situations such as these you are recommended to turn around and find an alternate route when ever possible


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