July 13, 2024
WEATHER: Water rescue ends nicely at Street 190 and Ok-99; first spherical of Lyon 
County street closures introduced

For many of Wednesday, journey changes meant closed roads for Lyon County drivers. One adjustment late Wednesday is easing journey considerably.

The Kansas Division of Transportation has opened Kansas Freeway 99 north of Emporia after it was closed nearly all day on account of floodwaters. Nevertheless, different roads stay closed and could also be barricaded for a number of days:

*Street 140 700 block
*Street 150 from D to E; J to Kansas Freeway 99
*Street 160 from G to H; from N to P
*Street 167 from R to S
*Street 170 and G (Merrick Tower)
*Street 170 from F to G; from S to U
*Street 180 from Burlingame to N-5; from Y to Z
*Street 190 from Ok to Kansas Freeway 99; from L-5 to N
*Street 195 from Kansas Freeway 99 to L-5
*Street 200 from Burlingame to R
*Street 210 from Burlingame to R-7
*Street 215 from F-5 to H-5
*Street 220 from N to S
*Street 225 from F-5 to Emporia metropolis limits
*Street G south of fifty; from 150 to 175
*Street G-5 from 155 to 160
*Street H from 155-170
*Street J from 190 to 215
*Street Ok from 190 to 210; from 220 to 230
*Street L from 110 to 130
*Street M from 190 to 200
*Street M-7 from 160 to 165
*Street N from 160 to 170; 210 to 220
*Street P from Burlingame to 240
*Street R from 160 to 167
*Street S from 190 to 200
*Street W from Kansas Freeway 170 to Street 270
*Street X from 255 to 270
*Street Y from 255 to 280
*Street Z from Kansas Freeway 170 to Street 270

In the meantime, flood warnings have been prolonged for parts of the KVOE listening space.

The flood warning affecting a lot of Lyon County, together with Emporia, Americus, Neosho Rapids, Olpe and Studying, now ends at 9:15 pm Wednesday. Additionally affected are the Kansas Turnpike between mileposts 117-140, or 10 miles southwest of the Emporia gate to seven miles southwest of the Admire exit, and Interstate 35 between mile markers 128-143, or west Emporia to the Lyon-Coffey county line.

As much as 10 inches of rain has fallen within the alert space. The Nationwide Climate Service says one other inch remains to be attainable.

The flood warning for many of Osage County, together with Lyndon, Melvern, Melvern Lake and Osage Metropolis, now ends at 9:30 pm Wednesday. This additionally contains Interstate 35 between mile markers 159-190.

The Nationwide Climate Service says as much as 9 inches of rain have fallen on this space and one other inch is feasible.

Salt Creek close to Lyndon stays in a flood warning till Thursday morning, however the river continues to fall after cresting at simply over 12 toes Wednesday morning. The river will doubtless go under flood stage Wednesday night until extra rainfall causes one other rise.

The Neosho River at Neosho Rapids will not be in flood stage or a flood warning at the moment, however it’s approaching flood stage of twenty-two toes. The river is at 17.7 toes and will go above flood stage Thursday afternoon. The present forecast has the river cresting at 22.5 toes. The river had been operating at underneath a foot earlier than this spherical of rain.

Chase County’s flood watch continues till 1 am Thursday.

Moist circumstances led to a number of reported damage crashes within the KVOE listening space Wednesday.

Two wrecks have been reported, one on the Kansas Turnpike 5 miles northeast of the Admire exit shortly earlier than 1 pm and one other on the Turnpike a mile north of the Matfield Inexperienced service exit about quarter-hour later. 4 folks have been noticed on web site. All 4 declined hospital therapy afterward.

Stick with KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media for updates.

9:15 am to three:30 pm: Ok-99 closed north of Emporia; extra flood alerts introduced as NWS Halls Summit transmitter goes again offline

Extraordinarily heavy rainfall is affecting site visitors for a big portion of Lyon County.

Street closures as introduced by the Lyon County Freeway Division:

*Kansas Freeway 99 from Emporia north metropolis limits to Street 210
*Street 140 700 block
*Street 150 from D to E; J to Kansas Freeway 99
*Street 160 from G to H; from N to P
*Street 170 and G (Merrick Tower)
*Street 170 from F to G; from S to U
*Street 180 from Burlingame to N-5
*Street 190 from Ok to Kansas Freeway 99; from L-5 to N
*Street 195 from Kansas Freeway 99 to L-5
*Street 200 from Burlingame to R
*Street 210 from Burlingame to R-7
*Street 215 from F-5 to H-5
*Street 220 from N to S
*Street 225 from F-5 to Emporia metropolis limits
*Street G south of fifty; from 150 to 175
*Street G-5 from 155 to 160
*Street H from 155-170
*Street J from 190 to 215
*Street Ok from 190 to 210; from 220 to 230
*Street L from 110 to 130
*Street M from 190 to 200
*Street M-7 from 160 to 165
*Street N from 160 to 170; 210 to 220
*Street P from Burlingame to 240
*Street S from 190 to 200
*Street W from Kansas Freeway 170 to Street 270
*Street X from 255 to 270
*Street Y from 255 to 280
*Street Z from Kansas Freeway 170 to Street 270

In the meantime, central Lyon County, together with Emporia, Americus, Neosho Rapids, Olpe and Studying, is in a flood warning till 3:15 pm after as much as 9.5 inches of rain fell in a single day and one other inch of rain is listed as attainable. This additionally contains the Kansas Turnpike between mile markers 117-140, or 10 miles southwest of the Emporia tollgate to seven miles southwest of the Admire exit. It additionally contains Interstate 35 from west Emporia to the Lyon-Coffey county line, or mile markers 128-143.

A flood warning impacts the southern two-thirds of Osage County till 3:30 pm, together with Lyndon, Melvern, Melvern Lake and Osage Metropolis. It additionally contains mile markers 1548-190 on Interstate 35. Quite a few street closures have been reported by legislation enforcement.

Salt Creek close to Lyndon, in the meantime, is in a flood warning till Thursday morning.

*Minor flooding is underway with the river at 11 toes, one foot above flood stage. The river has apparently crested at simply over 12 toes, higher than two toes under its projected crest. The river had been at lower than a foot earlier than the rain developed late Tuesday.

A flood watch impacts Chase County by Wednesday night with the prospect of extra flooding rainfall by the day.

This comes because the Climate Service transmitter at Halls Summit is offline once more. The transmitter has had intermittent points with its sign all yr. The transmitter serves Lyon, Chase, Coffey, Greenwood and Osage counties. Different transmitters can be found:

*WXK-91 at Topeka, broadcasting on Channel 4 or 162.475 MHz
*WXK-95 at Chanute, broadcasting on Channel 1 or 162.400 MHz
*WZ-2512 at Parker, broadcasting on Channel 6 or 162.525 MHz
*KID-77 at Kansas Metropolis, broadcasting on Channel 7 or 162.550 MHz

7:30 am-9:15 am Wednesday: Water rescue ends nicely at Street 190 and Ok-99; first spherical of Lyon County street closures introduced

The heavy rainfall from Tuesday night time by the pre-dawn hours Wednesday has prompted a number of important journey points.

There have been a number of incidents the place legislation enforcement and emergency personnel have been known as out to a automobile stalled in operating water, together with a water rescue at Ok-99 and Street 190. Most particulars are pending, however Emporia Fireplace says they took the driving force and solely occupant to security.

There have been additionally caught autos within the 2600 block of Street W shortly earlier than 5 am and at Seventh and West shortly earlier than 6 am.

Drivers are urged to keep away from utilizing Kansas Freeway 99 north of Emporia, particularly from the 1900 block ot the 2400 block of the freeway. Emporia State Police and Security says East 18th is closed across the Prophet Aquatic Analysis and Outreach Middle. Different Lyon County street/intersection closures:

*Street 150 from J to Kansas Freeway 99
*Street 170 and G (Merrick Tower)
*Street 190 and M
*Street 190 from L-5 to N
*Street G south of fifty
*Street M from 190 to 200
*Street N from 210 to 220
*Street W from Kansas Freeway 170 to Street 270

Stick with KVOE and KVOE.com for updates.

5:30-7:30 am Wednesday

Extraordinarily heavy rainfall has led to flood alerts for elements of the KVOE listening space.

A lot of central Lyon County, together with Americus, is in a flash flood warning till 9:15 am after wherever between 3-7 inches of rain fell in a single day. This additionally contains the Kansas Turnpike between mile markers 129-141, or two miles northeast of the Emporia gate to 6 miles southwest of the Admire exit. One other two inches are attainable in some alerted areas.

There may be an extra flash flood warning formally for south Lyon County, together with Emporia, Neosho Rapids, Olpe and Studying, till 9:45 am. This additionally includes the Kansas Turnpike between mile markers 117-130, or 10 miles southwest of the Emporia gate to 3 miles northeast of the gate. It additionally contains Interstate 35 between mile markers 128-143, or west Emporia to the Lyon-Coffey county line. As much as 9 inches of rain has fallen on this alert field, in response to the Nationwide Climate Service.

A flash flood warning impacts northwest Coffey County and nearly all of Osage County till 10:30 am. This additionally contains Interstate 35 between mile markers 144-153 and in addition 169-181. Between 3-9 inches of rain has already fallen, in response to Climate Service radar estimates.

An city and small stream flood advisory impacts most of Osage County, together with Lyndon, Melvern and Melvern Lake, till 7 am. As much as 4 inches of rain have fallen there with one other inch attainable earlier than the rain stops.

A flood watch impacts Chase County by Wednesday night with the prospect of extra flooding rainfall by the day.

TV-13 meteorologist Doug Meyers says a frontal boundary is wringing out the ambiance presently.

There are some spectacular rain totals up to now:

*KVOE studios: 6.9 inches
*Emporia Municipal Airport: 3.8 inches
*3 miles east of Emporia Municipal Airport: 5.4 inches
*West fringe of Emporia Neighborhood Membership: 8 inches
*3 miles west of Emporia Golf Course: 3.7 inches
*Coronado Avenue: 6.2 inches
*Deerbrook Addition: 4.8 inches
*Seventh and Market: 6.2 inches
*Ninth and Arundel: 4.5 inches
*twentieth and Graphic Arts: 6.5 inches
*South and Sylvan: 6 inches
*tenth and Weaver: 7.2 inches
*100 block Change: Over 7 inches (gauge full)
*700 block South Change: 5 inches
*1100 block Structure: 5.5 inches
*1300 block Prairie Park Lane: 9.03 inches
*1900 block Burlingame: 9.4 inches
*5 miles south-southwest of Emporia: 4.39 inches
*Allen: 0.50 inches
*Americus Fifth and Orange: 4 inches
*Americus 1200 block Important: 3.8 inches
*7 miles east of Americus: 8.12 inches
*2 miles south of BETO Junction: 3.09 inches
*6 miles north of Gridley: 2.3 inches
*Between Hartford and Gridley: 2 inches
*Between Hartford and Olpe: 2.36 inches
*Lamont: 2.3 inches
*Lebo: 4.5 inches
*2 miles north of Lebo: 5 inches
*1 mile north of Lyndon:8.10 inches
*5 miles east of Madison: 2.5 inches
*Melvern: 5.88 inches
*4 miles southwest of Miller: 5.14 inches
*Neosho Rapids: 3.5 inches
*Olpe: 3.85 inches
*Olpe Blacksmith Store: 3.75 inches
*Olpe Lake: 3.8 inches
*Southwest of Olpe: 4 inches
*1 mile west of Olpe Ag Selection: 6.1 inches
*1 mile south-southeast of Osage Metropolis: 7.59 inches
*Studying: 5 inches
*Street 140 and D: 6 inches
*Street 170 and R-1: 4.8 inches
*Street 180 between E and E05: 8.28 inches
*Roads 270 and U: 8.62 inches
*700 block Street 200: 5.82 inches
*1 mile north of Saffordville: 4.1 inches
*Thorndale: 4 inches
*Toledo: 4.63 inches

Drivers are urged to keep away from utilizing Kansas Freeway 99 north of Emporia, particularly from the 1900 block of the 2400 block of the freeway. Emporia State Police and Security says East 18th is closed across the Prophet Aquatic Analysis and Outreach Middle. Lyon County street closures:

*1900 block Burlingame

The Nationwide Climate Service reminds you to show round so that you don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths happen in autos. Additionally, be particularly cautious at night time when it’s more durable to acknowledge the
risks of flooding.

There have been a minimum of two incidents the place legislation enforcement and emergency personnel have been known as out to a automobile stalled in operating water. Deputies, in addition to emergency responders from Emporia, Miller and Studying, have been dispatched to the 2600 block of Street W shortly earlier than 5 am. The particular person obtained to security. Additionally, Emporia Police have been known as to assist a driver at Seventh and West shortly earlier than 6 am.

Extra rain is probably going by Wednesday night time, and there may be nonetheless a 50-50 likelihood of rainfall Thursday morning and early afternoon.

Stick with KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media for updates. In case you have rain totals, message the Bluestem Farm and Ranch textual content line at 620-342-5863.

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