Turner residents evacuated after heavy flooding

Turner residents evacuated after heavy flooding

Turner residents evacuated after heavy flooding

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Posted on January 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 19 at 1:18 PM

TURNER, Ore. -- Heavy rain and melting snow created high water and flooding issues in the town of Turner, officials said.

City officials started warning residents Wednesday night. About 50 families were evacuated from the town of about 1,850 people.

The county dispatched deputies and work crews, along with five boats from the sheriff's office and one from Salem Fire to assist in Turner, according to Don Thomson with MCSO.

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"Both the Wheatland and Buena Vista ferries are closed," Thomson warned. "Barricades have been posted to warn drivers of closures. Violators who disregard the barricades will face a $110 citation."

Sand and bags were available at the Turner Post Office parking lot. Residents were asked to bring their own shovels.

Elsewhere in Marion County, areas of Salem were flooded and about 700 residents of the small town of Scio were evacuated.

More: Flooding hits Marion County, prompts evacuations

Further information on road closures was available at (503) 588-5304, and more information on sand bags and emergency management was available at (503) 588-5108.

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