Rains flood Janesville-area roads

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Gazette staff
Monday, August 25, 2014

JANESVILLE—Heavy rain Monday morning led to short-term flooding and some trees down but no major damage across Rock County, according to official reports.

Janesville appears to have received the heaviest rain. One unofficial source measured rainfall of 1.6 inches in downtown Janesville.

The rain came so fast that it flooded an area that rarely sees flooding—Kennedy Road at Plainfield Avenue, said John Whitcomb, operations director for the city public works department.

Cars were reported stuck at the intersection, but the flooding there and other locations around the city was short lived, and no significant damage was reported, Whitcomb said.

Trees were reported down around the county because of the storms, which featured strong winds and abundant lightning.

Among the trees-down locations were on John Paul Road, at County H at Highway 14, in Sweet-Allyn Park in the town of Turtle and on Bullard Road near Highway 14.


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