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Delaware County warns to stay off county roads, begins sandbagging

DELAWARE COUNTY (KWWL) -- Delaware County Emergency Management says numerous county roads are reported as washed out or impassable.

The county is asking drivers to avoid driving on county roads, if possible, to avoid running into a potentially hazardous situation. They are also reminding drivers never to drive through standing water because there is no way to judge the condition of the road under the water or be sure exactly how deep the water is.

The county is also preparing for possible flooding in Manchester and will begin sandbagging on Friday. Volunteers should report to the City Shop just off South 3rd Street. Please dress for the heat, bring gloves, work shoes and marked shovels. Trailers are also needed to haul the sandbags.

Anyone who needs sandbags can bring a truck or trailer to the City Shop to pick them up.

The National Weather Service is predicting the Maquoketa River will crest at 20.4 feet, which will be around the same level as the flooding in 2008. As of 10:30 a.m. on Friday, the National Weather Service reported the Maquoketa River at 15.5 feet in Manchester.

Online Producer: Jenn Jarvis

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