Evacuations Ordered in the Wood River Valley
HAILEY, Idaho (KLIX) The Blaine County Sheriff's Office issued mandatory evacuation and road closures for areas in Ketchum impacted by flooding Monday afternoon. The sheriff told residents living up Warm Springs Road past the Bullwhacker Bridge to evacuate yesterday at 5 p.m. and closed off the road. People were told to gather their family and pets, gather essential belongings and leave. Those that could not get out on their own where told to call 911 for help. Residents living in the area will not be allowed back in until the flood danger has passed. According to the sheriff's office emergency services will not be able to access the area during the evacuation order. There is a voluntary evacuation order in place for Warm Springs Road East of the Bullwhacker Bridge. People are being advised not to wait for an evacuation order if they are in danger and should leave.