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Rain, scattered thunderstorms expected to resume Thursday night

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Jason Smathers
July 22, 2010

It seems Mother Nature is compensating for the delay.


After three weeks of intense heat and dry weather, the skies opened up and covered Janesville with 1.69 inches of rain by noon Thursday. Rain and scattered thunderstorms were expected to resume Thursday night and could continue into the weekend.


Janesville Police Sergeant Anne Brophy said that patrol had gotten as many as 20 calls during one point reporting flooded intersections. While reports were scattered throughout the city, Brophy said major intersections flooded included S. Crosby and Court streets and N. Park and Memorial drives. Ruger Avenue and Kennedy Roads were also flooded.


However, other than temporary delays, there were no injuries or accidents reported as a result of the rainfall.


Once the rain let up, everything took care of itself, Brophy said.


The rainfall also caused the towns of Fulton and Milton to impose a slow/no-wake on their portion of the Rock River until further notice.



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