Rain briefly closes Edgerton City Hall, Gardner intersections

Edgerton City Hall opened late at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 following a heavy downpour that resulted in 56 Hwy being closed.
It is estimated about 8 -9 inches of rain fell in the Gardner, Edgerton and Wellsville area.
In Edgerton, Sunflower Rd. and 56 Hwy. were briefly closed. No major accidents or injuries were reported, although at least two individuals had to be removed from their vehicles and taken to higher ground , according to Fire District 1. They had attempted to drive thru the water.
“For a little bit of time, there was no access to Edgerton,” said Ken Phelps, JFD 1 battalion chief.
“It hit us primarily in the south, unincorporated part of the county,” said Paul Nonnast, lieutenant, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department. “There were no significant injuries. There were a number of roads closed.” Several individuals had to be removed from vehicles when they attempted to drive thru flood waters.
No damage was reported to Edgerton City Hall, although public works department buildings were flooded. At press time, damage was still being determined. Beth Linn, city administrator, said an official statement would be made once the assessment was completed.

(Read more: Gardner News)