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Updated Breaking: Level III Travel Advisory in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday due to flooded roads

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Greene County is under a travel advisory until 6 a.m. Thursday. Roads are flooded, power lines are down in numerous locations across the county. Photo of a sidestreet in Bloomfield by Shad Cox
Greene County is under a Level Three Travel Advisory until 6 a.m. Thursday due to flooding on county roads across the county.

Greene County Emergency Management Director Roger Ax said travel is not advised unless it is necessary due to the flooded roads and downed power lines.

Ax said the advisory was issued by Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce.

Water pours off the Veterans Memorial Bridge west of Bloomfield early Wednesday evening. Photo by Shad Cox
The travel advisory is in effect for all of Greene County until 6 a.m. June 27, 2013.

State Highways 54, 59, 231, and 67 as well as several county roads are flooded and impassable in many spots.

Also, Ax reported power lines are down and tree limbs are across numerous roads.

In Switz City, the intersection of State Roads 67 and 54 was under water early Wednesday evening after a thunderstorm with torrential rain belted the county. Photo by Amanda Hale
Small streams are flooded and ponds and lakes are overflowing.

Ax clarified the meaning of a Level III Travel Advisory: Level III according to the Greene County travel ordinance is the entry level and least restrictive, it is voluntary. Under Level One the Roads could be closed like in a blizzard.

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Ok, what is a Level Three Travel Advisory? How is that different than Level 1, 2 whatever levels there are?

-- Posted by WRVGrad92 on Wed, Jun 26, 2013, at 8:49 PM

WRVGrad92--I was thinking the same thing.

-- Posted by StrengthNGod on Wed, Jun 26, 2013, at 8:52 PM

So is it good or bad?

-- Posted by JW on Wed, Jun 26, 2013, at 8:59 PM

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