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      Rains brings the river to the road

      Cook County has received 49 inches of rain this year and while the rain may prove beneficial for farmers, its wreaking havoc on the roads.Sugar Hill Road is not only riddled with deep grooves but the rains have washed side ditches into the street.This has shortened the amount of space that drivers have to pass.Daniel Barber, Cook County's Road Superintendent, says the ongoing rains have made it hard to properly repair the issue.Sand is washed away exposing the clay which then makes the roads slippery.Barber says when rains stop crews are able to once again lay sand and widen the road, however once there's another downpour, the trenches fill fast and widen once again.This almost creates a sandbar that drivers have to try and navigate to make it to their destination.Stay connected to as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!