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Sink hole closes Old Smithville Road
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A hole opened on Old Smithville Road during heavy rains Christmas morning forcing closure of that section of the street.

A small sink hole has forced the closure of Old Smithville Road near the fairgrounds. The hole opened during heavy rains Christmas morning just below the stockyard at the intersection of Old Smithville and Yager Roads. The closure comes as the National Weather Service declared a flood warning for Warren County and surrounding areas due to the combined precipitation in the area over the past few days. Street signs have been placed to warn motorists to avoid the closed portion of Old Smithville Road. Lawmen suggest that motorists proceed with caution given that water has topped many roads around the county.