News Releases

10/8/2018 - Mulberry Creek Expected to Reach Flood Levels

The City of Salina monitors the National Weather Service and Mulberry Creek is expected to reach flood levels on Tuesday, October 9. The City of Salina will begin closing the following roads at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9:

  1. North 9th Street between Euclid Avenue and I-70.

  2. West State Street between Broadway Boulevard and K-140 (old US-40).

  3. K-140 (old US-40) from Broadway to I-135.

  4. West State Street and West North Street west of Old US-40.

  5. West Cloud Street near Cherokee Street.

The City of Salina will also close Old US-40 on the northeast side of Salina around noon on Tuesday, October 9.

The city will also be monitoring North Ohio Street between the levee and I-70. North Ohio may also need to be closed if conditions worsen throughout the day.

The city is expecting to fill the sandbag gap at the levee on North 9th Street in anticipation of the floodwaters from Mulberry Creek. Other sandbag gap locations will be monitored throughout the day. If other sandbag gap closures are necessary the city will coordinate with the local railroads the time of those closures.

The closed roads listed will reopen when the flood water recedes and the road conditions are suitable for use by the traveling public.