Severe weather like flooding, high winds, freezing rain or ice and snow can create difficult travel conditions. We work together on severe weather operations with state and local agencies through mutual aid agreements.
We post high-water warning signs when water covers part of a road, impacting travel. You can still use the road.
If we set up road closure barricades, you cannot use the road. We do that when the lanes in one or both directions are underwater or if water is flowing across the roadway.
Susbauer and Fern Hill roads both flood often during heavy rainfall. We have installed permanent, manual-locking flood gates on both these roads. The gates prevent motorists from driving into floodwaters. The gates on Susbauer Road are south of Hornecker Road and north of Long Road. The gates on Fern Hill Road are south of Taylor Way and north of Geiger Road.
High winds can cause trees and branches to fall and block roads and sidewalks. If a downed tree involves power lines, we usually close the road. Once the power company has repaired the lines, we can remove the trees, branches and debris and reopen the road. If a power outage causes traffic signals to flash red, treat them like stop signs.