Parkersburg mayor: Hwy. 57 west now only road not flooded - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Parkersburg mayor: Hwy. 57 west now only road not flooded

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Officials in Parkersburg said all major roads in and out of the city were closed as of Monday morning -- most due to Beaver Creek flooding. Officials in Parkersburg said all major roads in and out of the city were closed as of Monday morning -- most due to Beaver Creek flooding.
The mayor of Parkersburg urges residents to stay away from flooded roadways as there is currently a "swift current" washing over the roads. The mayor of Parkersburg urges residents to stay away from flooded roadways as there is currently a "swift current" washing over the roads.
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The mayor of Parkersburg says there is now one major road open between Parkersburg and Aplington.

Mayor Perry Bernard said Monday afternoon that Highway 57 going west toward Aplington was "passable" for motorists.

The highway, as well as all other highways out of Parkersburg, had previously flooded the town's residents in.

Highway 14 north and Highway 57 going east toward New Hartford were still flooded over as of Monday afternoon. Highway 14 south continues to be closed for construction.

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The mayor of Parkersburg urges residents to stay away from flooded roadways as there is currently a "swift current" washing over the roads.

Mayor Perry Bernard said those in his town wanting to check out the flooded roads in and out of Parkersburg need to stay away instead, as the swift current could pull people and vehicles under.

Officials in Parkersburg said all major roads in and out of the city were closed as of Monday morning -- most due to Beaver Creek flooding.

Parkersburg Police Chief Scott Schrage told KWWL that Highways 14 north of town and 57 east and west of town were impassable due to flooding.

Highway 14 south of town was already closed due to construction.

Butler County Engineer John Riherd said residents should stay home unless they have an emergency, as back roads and gravel roads could also be impassable as well.

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This story has been revised to correct the spelling of Perry Bernard's name.

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