Split Rock Township Sees Damage From Floods

KELO Split Rock Flooding

One area of the state is seeing so much flood damage, the streets may not recover. We went to Split Rock Township Thursday to check out the soaked side roads.

This looks like a creek, but it’s actually a road. Split Rock Township is facing issues they saw earlier this year during a sloppy Spring.

“Same spot. Same type of situation. Just don’t have big chunks of ice floating down the river,” said Matt Staab, Supervisor for Split Rock Township. 

This time, the water is making a much more intense impact.

“The road on 264th slid down the hill, because of all the rain that fell on it. That will be the expensive fix and may cause us to close Spook Road for quite some time,” said Staab. 

Possibly forever, according to Matt Staab, the Split Rock Township Supervisor. Right now 150 feet of the road is gone, and more it’s not over.

“About six miles of roads here that we’re either going to close or limit access to at the time. And it may go up,” said Staab. 

Before they’ll know for sure what the damage is, the rain has to stop and the flooding will have to go down. All that can be done in the meantime is to use your head before heading out.

“Turn around don’t drowned. It’ just that simple. Don’t lose your life over five minutes,” said Staab.

Staab says they may end up closing more roads near Beaver Creek Nature Area.

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