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High water on Grandview may be sign of wet spring to come

Officials warned motorists to avoid Grandview Road due to high pooling water.

Town of Verona Administrator Amanda Arnold said Thursday that water is puddling on the roadway about halfway between Highway PB and Fitchrona Road due to melting snow. Public works staff attempted to clean out the ditch to allow water to run off, but ice in the area is preventing it. 

The deepest water measures about 6 inches deep, Arnold said. 

Arnold said the town's road patrolmen are monitoring the situation and the town has sent out an email advisory to warn residents along with posted high water signs. 

The town expects the issue to be resolved by the weekend. Crews will be out Friday to move snow around as the weather is predicted to reach a high of about 44 degrees Fahrenheit in the area

Arnold said the water problem could be a hint of the spring to come, when the heavy snowfalls from the winter will begin to melt. As a rural community, it's common to have areas of water when weather begins to warm. 

"We do have a lot of snow and it's got to go somewhere," Arnold said. 

The Town of Verona said the best course for motorists is to avoid an area with known high water.

"If you hear a road has standing water on it, just avoid it," Arnold said. "It will help with everyone's safety."

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