Mitchell among many communities hit by flooding

A number of communities in eastern South Dakota are dealing with flooding Thursday morning after a night of heavy rainfall.

Flooding on Juniper St. in Mitchell

The city of Mitchell received around seven inches overnight, according to KSFY Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli. A number of streets were flooded and impassible Thursday morning.

A no travel advisory was in effect in Mitchell most of Thursday morning, but police say it has been lifted.

The Mitchell School District cancelled classes Thursday due to flooding.

The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office has advised people in the northern part of the county to be aware of flooding risks. The office says some homes in Colton were evacuated.

A number of county roads are under water. In Baltic, the only route in and out of town is from the south on Highway 115, according to the sheriff.

The sheriff's office also says flooding levels in Dell Rapids is expected to exceed levels from this March. The Waters are expected to peak on Saturday.

Flooding has also forced several evacuations in Madison.

Sen. John Thune tweeted that he and his staff are "monitoring the heavy flooding going on in eastern South Dakota. I know South Dakotans are resilient, and this definitely isn't the first time we've experienced tough weather, but please proceed with caution."

You can find a map of road closures from the South Dakota Department of Transportation here.