abc
QUICK LINKS:

Heavy Rain Floods Some St. Cloud Streets

Updated: 05/26/2014 8:28 PM
Created: 05/26/2014 8:26 PM WDIO.com
By: Cassie Hart, KSTP

Rain has flooded a number of streets in St. Cloud Monday afternoon.

Some cars were stuck in the flooded areas, which included Ninth Ave./10th Ave. S under the Highway 23 bridge, WDIO sister station KSTP reports.

"As we were driving, it was like splashing up on our windows and it was like coming up on both sides of the car. There were cars starting to get stuck. The way we wanted to go there was so much water that people were actually reversing because they couldn't turn around, and no one was understanding that there was no getting through some of these puddles." said Rachel Hobbs who was caught in the rain.

Roads cleared up later in the afternoon.

Radar indicated up to 2 inches of rain fell in less than an hour in some spots in the St. Cloud area. According to the St. Cloud Times, St. Cloud entered Monday with more than eight inches of rain in the month of May, which is five inches higher than the monthly average of 2.95 inches.

Front Page

  • St. Louis County Follows National Rise in Female Incarceration

    The number of women behind bars in the U.S. is rising at an alarming rate: nearly double the increases seen for male incarceration. While the number of incarcerated women in this country is still significantly less than men, but it's a 646 percent increase in women behind bars over the last 30 years that's turning heads.

  • UMD Professor Getting National Recognition for Research

    Professor Byron Steinman is in his second semester at UMD, but he is already making a big impression. Steinman has been working over a year on the causes of climate change, and his recent work is getting published in Science Magazine. Furthermore, it is getting some national attention, including from U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).

  • Gogebic Taconite Suspends Investments, Closes Hurley Office

    Blaming regulatory uncertainty, Gogebic Taconite has suspended investments in its proposed northern Wisconsin mine and closed its office in Hurley, leaving four people without jobs and raising questions about whether the mine will ever be built.

  • Minnesota's Anticipated Surplus Swells to $1.87 Billion

    Minnesota's bank account is projected to run up a $1.87 billion surplus over the next two years, which will drive calls for new spending, tax cuts or most likely a mix.  The surplus is substantially more than the $1 billion estimated in December.

  • Middle Schoolers Tackle Ice Fishing on St. Louis River

    Middle school students from St. James School put their lessons into practice on Friday. They have been studying ice fishing in their life science curriculum this year, thanks to funding from a STEM grant.

 
Advertisement