HARTINGTON — Melting snow coupled with rain has created flooding in many parts of Cedar County.

Kevin Garvin, Cedar County Emergency Management director, and Robert Hamilton, chief deputy director, issued a release late Wednesday afternoon indicating that residents are advised not to travel on rural Cedar County roadways.

Flooding continues to cause water to run over multiple roadways. In many cases, damage to the roadway will be hidden by the water and not obvious to motorists until it is too late.

Garvin said crews are continuing to inspect roads and bridges for damage where possible in rural Cedar County. It has also run out of barricades because of all the road closures.

Not all damaged roads have been barricaded, so travel on these roads remains dangerous and is not recommended now.

In other news

Due to the devastation caused by recent flooding, the Village of Verdigre has created a Verdigre Disaster Relief Fund account at Pinnacle Bank. All donations will go to directly to helping victims of area flooding.

BEEMER — Highway 275 between Wisner and Beemer is closed because a portion of one of the lanes collapsed west of Beemer on Monday.

The identity of a missing Norfolk man was released at a press conference late Friday afternoon as law enforcement officers continue to search for him.

City of Norfolk officials had some good news Friday morning for residents and businesses affected by this week’s flooding.

The Salvation Army Norfolk Corps is helping with feeding operations at local shelters as the flooding continues.