Lincoln County residents deal with flooding Thursday - KMOV.com

Lincoln County residents deal with flooding Thursday

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By Daniel Greenwald By Daniel Greenwald

LINCOLN COUNTY (KMOV.com) – Storms that rolled through Lincoln County Thursday morning left behind 6-8 inches rain, while also causing streets and basements to flood.

One resident told News 4 water began collect in backyard and later into her basement.

“It was completely full there and out here it was ankle deep,” Susie Roberts said.

She said the increasing water pressure forced open the basement door causing water to poor in.

“When I walked down there it was up to about here, mid-thigh,” said Roberts.

News 4 has learned storm drains were not working in several neighborhoods in Troy, causing water to back up. High water closed Main Street.

Troy police were out helping the public works department shovel off the roadway, clearing gravel and debris.

Creeks and rivers also overflowed. Authorities said they are concerned about the height of the Cuivre River, which is currently running high. Authorities said they are concerned the water may cover the Highway 61 bridge over the river just north of Troy, which would force a closure of the highway.

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