Melting snow and rain flood areas in Cassia and Franklin Counties

CASSIA COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The National Weather Service is reporting that melting snow and rain have created flooding conditions in Cassia and Franklin Counties.

The worst of the flooding is in Malta in Cassia County. The NWS says there is extensive flooding in the areas west of Highway 81. At least knee deep water was reported running down city streets Tuesday night and the water has entered some homes, displacing some families.

Many county roads closed throughout Cassia County as a result of flooding. There is 1 to 2 feet of water on Highway 30 from Burley to the county line. Birch Creek is flowing onto city streets in Oakley. Canals are
at bankfull and canal engineers are working to contain flow.

In Franklin County, there is some flooding in the northeast corner of Preston, especially around the Country Club/golf course. Water is also flowing over the road on Highway 34 in Preston and Highway 36 up to Mile Marker 7. Water has not been deep enough to necessitate road closures as of this morning.

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