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Plymouth seeing effects of rains

April 19, 2013

PLYMOUTH — As the spring rains continue local crews are watching to see what areas may flood.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Marshall County and the NWS advanced hydrologic prediction service has the Yellow River crest at around 14 feet late Saturday night into Sunday morning.

"That's still about a foot below what we had when Mayor Senter first took office," said Plymouth Street Department Superintendent Jim Marquardt. "Having taken a lot of the houses down in flood area will minimize any impact that a flood has now but it will sure play havoc with traffic."

"The northeast part of the county is where we get most of our flooding," said Marshall County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck. "We had a call about First Road just east of Oak this morning (Thursday) so we have the signs out there right now."

Haeck says that if there is flooding motorists will likely want to avoid certain trouble areas around the county. Normally 7th Road west of King Road, Hickory Road south of 7th Road and 5th Road at Grape are impassable when there is flooding.

(For more information and photos of Thursday's high water, read Friday's edition of The Pilot News.)

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