Rock County road closes due to flooding

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Stan Stricker
February 22, 2011

The Rock County Highway Department has closed a section of Beloit Newark Road, in the Town of Avon, due to flooding.

Highway Commissioner Ben Coopman says water is about six inches deep, and safety concerns prompted the closing. Coopman says it's not unusual for the Sugar River to flood the road later in the spring, but recent rains and a rapid snow melt, accelerated the problem. The stretch of road closed is from Avon Stores Road to County Highway T.

Coopman predicts it will reopen in the next few days.

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