Flash flood, ‘bowling ball-sized’ rocks in Crook County


More thunderstorms expected this weekend

A flash flood in Crook County on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Crook County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Southwest Powell Butte Highway was temporarily closed when it had about 12 inches of flowing water across it after a thunderstorm rolled through the area on Thursday afternoon.

Crook County Deputies reported that the water amassed into a flowing river with “bowling ball-sized” rocks in the middle of the road.

The shoulder at the Central Oregon Irrigation District canal bridge ended up getting eroded by the floodwaters. At least 1 home sustained damages resulting from the flash flood.

The National Weather Service has predicted that more thunderstorms are on their way this weekend. The Crook County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public to keep an eye on quickly changing weather and to stay safe.

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