Flooding In Seward Prompts Emergency Declaration School Delays

first_imgResidents of Seward and the surrounding area are being asked to avoid flooded areas and use caution around heavy equipment and machinery. Impacted areas from heavy rain, winds, and flooding are: The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced a two hour delay start, on October 17, for Moose Pass School, Seward Elementary, Seward High School, and Seward Middle School. Nelson: “A huge amount of rain fell in a 18-24 hour period which caused the rivers and streams to simply spike. Right now we have a huge amount of water, gravel, and debris that has nowhere to go except on the roads.” The National Weather Service in Anchorage issued a Flood Advisory for the Seward area until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has declared a state of emergency for the Kenai Peninsula Borough due to flooding events affecting the Kenai Peninsula Borough. In a release from the borough, this declaration follows the City of Seward’s declaration of emergency also released yesterday.center_img Photo courtesy of Brenda Ahlberg with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Lowell Creek Bridge & Waterfall – Closed to pedestrian traffic; limit vehicle traffic as crews from the Public Works Department work with local contractors to clear debris and remove gravel using heavy equipment and machinery.Dieckgraeff Road – Gravel portion of road closed to vehicle traffic; water over the road; borough crews are working with local contractors using heavy equipment and machinery.Mile 3.5 Seward Highway & Bikepath – Highway is open; use caution and limit speed; water over road.Mile 5 Seward Highway at Bear Creek Fire Station – Highway is open; use extreme caution and limit speed; deep water over road.Seward Airport – North runway is closed; deep standing water over most of the runway. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Seward issued an emergency declaration on Tuesday following heavy rain that caused significant flooding. As of Tuesday, Seward has seen nearly four and a half inches of rain in just over 36 hours, following heavy rain that saturated the area last week, according to Dan Nelson with the KPB Office of Emergency Management.last_img

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