Road closings in Lawrence County through the evening hours of Monday night kept law enforcement and fire departments out most of the night. Hwy 63 in northern Lawrence County had several closings including south of Imboden as well as north between Imboden and Ravenden. Monday night the Ravenden Police completely closed both lanes of Hwy 63.
Closures included the Hwy 63/412 intersection south of Portia and most of the low-lying gravel roads in the county. Crews around Imboden were moving the Semi traffic through flood waters around 1pm on Tuesday. Swollen creeks in and around Imboden have all but closed off Imboden.
Imboden Fire Chief Chris Jones at 1:15pm Tuesday opened the north bound lane of Hwy 63 to traffic but continued to divert the south bound Hwy 63 traffic through Pocahontas via Hwy 62.
Reports around the area at the noon hour stated that some of the water was starting to go down slowly, but with the Tuesday afternoon forecast calling for more rain conditions we are likely to get worse before they get much better.
Flooding reports around Imboden included all low-water bridge areas, flooding was reported in the Housing Units on South Main Street and flooding in the low-lying areas around 1st Street in Imboden. Overnight flooding included houses in the area of South North Carolina Street in Imboden.
Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department posted road closing on the Sheriff’s Facebook page early Tuesday in an effort to inform travelers in the area of closings.
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