City of Twin Falls Ends State of Emergency
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) The State of Emergency the City of Twin Falls has operated under has ended as weather conditions have improved.
The city announced Wednesday evening the end of emergency operations in a precautionary response to flooding after recent weather. The city announcement says that recent and future forecasts have lessened the chance for significant flooding. The city says it will continue to monitor weather and will now focus on efforts repairing damage cause by the storm.
We took steps to prepare the city in the event that flooding threatened our community’s health and safety, but we’re fortunate that it didn’t reach that magnitude,” said Twin Falls Mayor Shawn Barigar. “During the storm our community demonstrated incredible resilience by aiding others in need, working with our city workers to prevent flooding, and being patient with service disruptions. We are asking the community to continue being patient while we work to repair the damage and restore services to normal operation.”
Now that most snow and ice has cleared city streets the city is asking driver to now watch for potholes. Some potholes could be covered by pooling water. City crews will now head out and begin repairing damaged roadways.
The recent weather pattern was the perfect storm in regards to road fatigue,” said Dean Littler, City of Twin Falls Street Superintendent. “We received a lot of snow and rain, and then it was followed by freezing temperatures and then warming. The end result is that we are racing to patch several new potholes.”
Drivers are encouraged to report potholes and road damage to the city by calling 311. Street crews will repair damage using a winter mix of materials that will be only temporary. A more permanent fix will be applied in the spring.