Parkston dealing with flooding following heavy rains

PARKSTON, S.D. (KSFY) - The community of Parkston is dealing with flooding after receiving heavy rain Tuesday night.

The flooding forced schools to close Wednesday and many residents have been left dealing with flooded basements.

Town officials say Township roads in Hutchinson County are also flooded.

Parkston Mayor David Hoffman is asking the public to respect barricades and only go to Parkston if necessary until floodwaters subside.