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Minidoka hit with new wave of flooding on roadways

On Sunday afternoon, Highway 24, just North of Rupert was shut down due to flooding. The Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office said around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning the road was fine.

Dr. Cox the superintendent of the Minidoka School District, said Acequia Elementary School has been closed since February 9th. This is due to all the flooding they have got in the area over the last month. For many students, it has been difficult to find a safe way to get to school.

“We don’t want buses, we don’t want tractors, we don’t want big vehicles on these unsafe roads because we don’t want them to collapse. We don’t want to bear anymore burden on these roads until county and the sheriff’s department can go in and check the structure of the road and the safety of the road,” said Emma Van Evary, a resident in the flood area.

Dr. Cox also said they did run out of snow days. However, they plan on changing teacher conferences and board meetings into regular school days to make up for canceled classes.

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