Road conditions improving in Grundy County after heavy rain and melt

Like much of Iowa, Grundy County has experienced severe flooding and water issues over the last few weeks, leading to several road closures. (Michaela Kendall/The Grundy Register photo) 

The recent mix of warmer temperatures, melting snow and new rainfall wreaked havoc across the area last week, leading to flooded fields and a number of roadway closures throughout the county. The good news, though, is that conditions are improving.


“Road conditions are improving daily, and we’re hoping to have the majority of the roads opened up by the end of the week,” said Grundy County Engineer Gary Mauer. 


Last week, the Grundy County Secondary Road Department was forced to close six roads, which include: P Ave between 120th and 130th St; 150th St between C and D Ave; 140th St between D and F Ave; 270th St between S and U Ave; 300th St between Hawk and J Ave; and R Ave between 190th and 200th St.


With the closures, the county warned the public to minimize travel on gravel roads, particularly with large vehicles.


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