Fourth of July flooding hits neighborhoods in Sartell

Heavy rain rendered many roads impassable for a time on Thursday.
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Some residents of Sartell were left temporarily cut off for a time after Fourth of July downpours left many roads flooded.

The city's police department posted several pictures of flooded roadways, noting that the flooding was being reported in "many" neighborhoods.

"Our public works department has put up barricades in those areas and we are asking people not to drive around them, even if they believe they can make it through the high water," Sartell PD said. "Some vehicles still remain in the flooded roadways and will be removed when it is safe to do so."

The police department also noted that some manholes were being popped due to the force of the rain, with residents told to not go out into flooded streets.

"According to the weather station located at our PD, we have received 4.44 inches of rain since it began and shows more rain for a period of time yet," Sartell PD posted just before 2 p.m.

A little over two hours later all the roads in the city had been reopened.

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