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Pocatello Streets Still Closed By Floods

Some Pocatello streets remained closed Friday, two days after a cloudburst dropped more than 2 inches of rain in an hour and caused scattered flooding.

One of the city’s main crosstown connections, the Center Street underpass, remained closed, as water drained. Officials said water poured into the underpass under Union Pacific Railroad tracks and was 10 feet deep at one point.

By Friday, only a few inches of water remained but city crews worked to clear debris and mud. Lincoln Avenue between Willowood and Custer Avenue remained closed because of damage.

Kevin Myler, whose pickup truck was stranded in the underpass during the flood, was able to retrieve his waterlogged vehicle Thursday night. Myler said it was a total loss.

Myler said he plans to file a complaint against the city and fight a traffic ticket that police officers issued him for failing to obey a police barricade.

Myler said police officers had not yet arrived at the underpass when he first became stranded and there was no barricade in place.

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