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Closures After the Storm

LINN COUNTY (CBS 2/ FOX 28)- Corridor residents found out very quickly that some roads and even trails were closed today after this past weekend storms.


However, some walkers were still going to walk on the trails despite the warning signs.


"We just kinda walked around it and then when we got to the creek, we obviously couldn't go any further," Kerry Brewer told CBS 2 news.


She was on a walk with a friend and found that the damage wasn't a barrier.


But city officials were determined to close down the trails as a precaution.


"We are really concerned about is about bikers and runners at ducks or dawn, making sure they don't hit these," Marion Operations Manager Aaron Van Milligan said.


At one end of the Boyson trail, a bridge was submerged in the creek. In other parts, the dirt trail turned into mud and sunk in the ground.


And in Cedar Rapids, city officials were also working around the clock to fix roads and areas affected by the storm.


"This weekend we had a more than five year rain that over topped many of the storm prevention plans in the city and caused some mud in several of the roads throughout the city," Cedar Rapids Maintenance Manager Craig Hanson said.


Residents can expect to have trails and roads opened before the nice weather returns.


As the sun peaked through the clouds, Brewer could only be hopeful to walk on this trail again very soon.


"I really enjoy walking this," Brewer said. "You're out in the wilderness and you get to see the deer."


A walk that despite the weather and damage it left behind, Kerry will continue to do every day.

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