Renville County Hit Hard with Heavy Rains 25 Jun 14

With seven of its nine roads crossing the Minnesota River closed, Renville County has taken the brunt of the problems associated with the heavy June rains.

Renville County Public Works Director Jeff Marlowe tells the West Central Tribune that it will be days before all of the roads can reopen, but things are improving. Marlowe says the river is starting to go down, slowly.

So far, the county engineer has not seen any signs of significant damage to the county roads. He knows of one washed out culvert. A number of township roads had to be temporarily closed Thursday morning after heavy rains drenched the area.

Neighboring counties have also been dealing with the problems caused by heavy rains and rising waterways.