Flooding Preparations Underway in Albert
Flooding preparations have begun in the city of Albert due to the heavy rains that fell west of the city. Rush County has reported flooding along the Wet Walnut Creek and the National Weather Service issued a flooding warning for the Wet Walnut Creek at Albert this morning.
The City of Albert is providing sand bags and sand for its residents to prepare before flood waters reach the community. The Barton County Sheriff’s Office will be providing inmates to help residents fill sand bags.
The Barton County Health Department will be at the Albert Fire Station, 2006 Main Street, and providing tetanus shots for residents and volunteers assisting in the effort.
It is anticipated that roads in the western edge of Barton County will become flooding so motorists should take precautions when driving.
As a result of the heavy rains, motorists are encouraged to use caution over the weekend when traveling Barton County roads.
US 281 going south from Hoisington is shut down due to water on the roadway.
These are roads are currently barricaded:
NW 10 Ave from Keystone Rd (NW 100 Rd) to K 4 Hwy
NW 20 Ave from Keystone Rd (NW 100 Rd) to K 4 Hwy
NW 30 Ave from Keystone Rd (NW 100 Rd) to K 4 Hwy
Keystone Rd (NW 100 Rd) from US 281 to NW 40 Ave
SE 20 Rd from SE 130 Ave to SE 140 Ave
SE 80 Ave from SE 30 Rd to SE 40 Rd
S Vine St in Hoisington is still barricaded
No travel is recommended:
NE 20 Ave from K 4 Hwy to NE 80 Rd due to very poor road conditions
Trouble Roads/Intersections – These are low spots or intersections that often have water/debris during rain. Travel with extra caution:
1800 Blk of Susank Rd
NW 30 Ave and NW 190 Rd Intersection