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County and gravel roads under water in Bremer and Fayette counties

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BREMER COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said one of the major problems in the county Thursday morning was water-covered gravel and county roads.

The county had 21 road closures altogether Thursday morning, and also closed all county parks.

Bremer County shared the same hurdle, as its Sheriff's Office reported some gravel roads throughout the county sit under water.

Along with roads appearing as rivers, some farmers are now dealing with their crops overly saturated. Hunter Pagel lives in Bremer County and farms corn and soybeans. He woke up Thursday morning to something of a lake in front of his barn, as a portion of his crops are completely under water.

"The beans probably won't stand a chance right now where it's flooded, it's just too saturated. But if we're lucky we might be able to pull a crop off, but for the most part we won't expect anything off it," Pagel said.

Authorities remind drivers to not attempt driving on a water-covered roadway. Due to the nature of flooding, a driver may not realize the swiftness of the current, or the depth of the water.

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