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Roadways still under water
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MONROE - After five inches of rain fell across Green and Lafayette counties over the weekend, some roads were still covered with water and closed Monday.Green County Sheriff Randy Roderick said parts of County E between St. John's Road and Decatur Road, Decatur-Albany Road, Prairie Road and County F south of County FF were closed to through traffic. He recommended people find alternate routes.Roderick said his department received 13 reports of water over roadways throughout the county as of midnight Sunday.The high winds also caused trees to fall down, he added. "We had 16 reports of trees down," Roderick said.Roderick said there may have been more trees and limbs down throughout the county that weren't reported to the Sheriff's Department.The Monroe Police Department also reported several trees and limbs down due to the storms, which took place Saturday and Sunday.Local fire departments responded to several calls of tree limbs on power lines Sunday, Roderick said.Juda was without power for several hours Sunday night.