Magic Valley, Twin Falls area pounded with rain, flooding ensues

Magic Valley, Twin Falls area pounded with rain, flooding ensues

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KBOI) -- Streets are flooded, and several mudslides have been reported in the Magic Valley after non-stop rain for more than 24 hours.

In Twin Falls, most streets are covered in several inches of rain, and a canal near the College of Southern Idaho is breached. Standing water covers the roofs of cars in some areas, and many residents in the area have reported flooded basements.

The National Weather Service reports Twin Falls has received more than three inches of rain in the past 24 hours, and more is possibly on its way.

"(There are) lots of roads looking more like rivers at this point in time," Michelle Bartlome of KMVT News said. "We've got a couple of inches along the roadways (and) we've got a lot of parking lots looking like lakes. We got hit pretty hard and pretty fast."

Roads near St. Luke's Magic Valley were largely affected. A hospital spoke woman said the building did have minor flooding, but cleanup ins underway and all facilities are open. However, there are travel delays getting to the hospital, and lane restrictions in the area.

Blacks Creek Road is also closed from the Ada/Elmore County line to the Y-Stop General Store in Prairie due to mud and rock slides. The Mountain Home Highway District said road crews are working to cleanup the street, but the road could be closed for a few days.