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Rock County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday August 29th, 2018 :: 06:58 a.m. CDT

Advisory

NEWS RELEASE: SANDBAG STATIONS OPEN FOR ROCK COUNTY RESIDENTS TO PREPARE AS THE ROCK RIVER RISES

Contact Person: Commander Troy Knudson (608) 757-7968
Date : 08-28-18

The National Weather Service is forecasting a significant amount of rainfall for Rock County over the next 24 hours, with estimates between 1 – 3 inches. Due to the current river levels and ground saturation, it is anticipated that Rock County could see flooding following the incoming storm system.

Sand and sandbags will be available for Rock County residents at the following locations:

1. Rock Town Hall: Rock County will Sand and sandbags will be available at the Rock Town Hall at 5102 S CTH D, Afton WI. Residents will need to fill and transport their own bags.

2. Newville Park and Ride: Sand and sandbags will be available at the Newville Park and Ride located off I-39/90 at exit 163. Residents will need to fill and transport their own bags.

3. North River Road Boat Landing: Sand and sandbags will be available at the North River Road Boat Landing located off W US – 14 on North River Road. Residents will need to fill and transport their own bags.

4. City of Janesville: The City of Janesville is providing sandbags for Rock County residents at 900 N. Parker Drive. Please call the City Services Center at 608-755-3110 for instructions for pickup.

5. City of Beloit: The City of Beloit is providing sandbags at 2351 Springbrook Court. Residents can pick up at this location, starting Wednesday 8-29-18. Please call 608-364-2929 with any questions regarding pickup.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens to please stay off roadways that may be closed due to high waters as a result of this storm. Citizens should not try to travel through any roadway covered with water.

Please report any immediate, hazardous conditions related to flooding to Rock County Communications at 608-757-2244.

All other concerns related to the potential flooding should be reported to the respective townships or through the Rock County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management Bureau at 608-758-8440. Citizens are responsible for proper disposal of their own sandbags after use.

ROBERT D. SPODEN
SHERIFF

By: Sgt. Shena Kohler #11519
Emergency Management

Address/Location
Rock County Sheriff's Office
200 E USH 14
Janesville, WI 53545

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-757-8000

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