UPDATE for Monday, September 10: Clean-up Volunteers Needed in Sauk County, More Roads are Re-opening

Flood Warnings Still in Effect Throughout the Area

September 6, 2018
UPDATE for the Weekend: More Lake, River Flooding, Roads Closed

UPDATE for Monday, September 10, 2018: Clean-up Volunteers Needed, More Roads are Re-opening

Volunteers are needed to help with more clean-up efforts after flooding throughout the listening area. Emergency Management officials in Sauk County are encouraging people to volunteer by going to the Rec Center in Reedsburg, the Village Hall in North Freedom, the Community Center in Rock Springs, or the Civic Center in Baraboo. Register to help out anytime after 9 this morning. Volunteers will probably be needed throughout the week.

More roads are opening following several weeks of high water, but travel around Sauk County may still be challenging. Check the county road closure website for current road conditions to plan your route:
https://www.co.sauk.wi.us/emergencymanagement/road-closure-viewer

Officials are monitoring the Rock River as flood water continues to drain downstream from Lake Waubesa (pictured), and Lake Koshkonong. A Flood Warning remains in effect at Afton and Lake Koshkonong where the Rock River is already 2+ feet above flood stage.

Flood Warnings are also in place for Crawford, Green, Green Lake, Jefferson, Rock, and Sauk Counties.

 

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UPDATE for the Weekend through Sunday, September 9, 2018: Sand bags Available, More Lake, River Flooding Expected

 

Officials continue to monitor Lake Waubesa (pictured), Lake Koshkonong, and the Rock River as flood water are draining downstream. The National Weather Service is extending its Flood Warning for the Rock River at Afton and Lake Koshkonong until further notice as flooding levels are expected to increase through early next week.

We have also put together a one-stop resource page to find help, or to offer help. You can find all the information, here.

Sand bags will be available over the weekend for residents and businesses in Rock County. In most cases, you will need to fill and transport your own bags. Here are the locations for sand bags:

  • Rock Town Hall at 5102 S CTH D, Afton
  • Newville Park and Ride located off I-39/90 at exit 163
  • North River Road Boat Landing off W US – 14 on North River Road
  • City of Janesville at 900 N. Parker Drive. Please call the City Services Center at 608-755-3110 for instructions on pickup.
  • City of Beloit at 2351 Springbrook Court. Please call 608-364-2929 with questions regarding pickup.

Roads are closed due to flooding:  Towns of Quincy, Easton, Preston, Jackson, Springville, Adams, and Dell Prairie.

Flash Flood Warnings are also still in effect for Adams County until Sunday, September 9, and numerous roads are closed:

  • 2nd Avenue -Fur Drive to Freedom Lane (Town of Jackson)
  • Fur Lane between Hwy. 13 & 13th Avenue (Town of Springville)
  • River Road – ¼ mile South of Highway Q to Golden Avenue (Town of Dell Prairie)
  • West 15th Avenue (Town of Adams)
  • 18th Avenue South between Cty. Hwy. F & Dyke Avenue (Town of Quincy)
  • 18TH Dr between Cty Hwy F and W 18th Dr (Town of Quincy)
  • Cottonville Ave between 10th Av and 8th Dr (Town of Preston)
  • 9th Ave between Edgewood Ave and Edgewood Dr (Town of Easton)

The Interstate at Portage is still closed:

  • I-94 eastbound at mile maker 106 is closed because of flooding
  • Exit 106 in this area is also closed

Dane County

  • Emergency updates from throughout the county can be found, here.
  • The main number for the Dane County Emergency Management Office is 608-266-4330.

Madison

  • East Johnson Street is closed in both directions between North Baldwin and Fordem Avenue
  • Olin-Turville Court is closed due to a sink-hole. Repairs on it will be updated, here.
  • The city will continue to provide constant updates on roads, services, and more. It can all be found, here.

 

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UPDATE for Thursday, September 6, 2018: New Flooding Concerns, Some Roads Still Closed, Volunteers Needed

  • Officials are keeping a close watch on Lake Waubesa (pictured) and Lake Koshkonong as the flood waters from Lake Monona, and Lake Mendota before it, start draining downstream. Waubesa and Koshkonong already have lake levels higher than normal.
  • Volunteers are needed on Friday in LaValle. The additional rain on Wednesday, is leading to more flooding in Western Sauk County, and increasing the need to ask for help with clean-up efforts. A volunteer reception center is set up at  the LaValle Townhall, 314 Highway 33 in LaValle.You are asked to wear long pants and closed toe shoes (preferably rubber boots), and if you can, bring a hardhat, safety glasses, ear plugs, rubber gloves, and a disposable dust mask. Call 608-355-3200 with any questions about volunteering on Friday.
  • NOTE:  As the water recedes, volunteers will be needed in Reedsburg, Rock Springs, North Freedom, and Baraboo. Listen on-air or check our website for more information.
  • Good news! It's true, we have some good news out of the hard hit area of Richland County where the Fair is still ON! It starts Thursday and runs through the weekend, and though fair-goers may see it scaled-back a bit, organizers hope it will be a chance to bring the community together.

We have also put together a one-stop resource page to find help, or to offer help. You can find all the information, here.

 

Roads closed today, include:

Columbia County

  • Sandbagging is underway along the eastbound lanes of I-90/I-94 near Portage. It has closed the right lane at mile marker 106, along with the ramps in this area.
  • Flooding has closed Highway 113 south of Baraboo between Washington Avenue and County highway W

Dane County

  • Updates are happening throughout the day. You'll find the very latest, here.

City of Madison

  • Roads closed are quickly re-opening throughout the Madison Isthmus. The most recent information, is here.

Three school districts remain closed Thursday:

Montello School District is closed the rest of the week

Reedsburg School District is closed the rest of the week

Richland Center Schools are closed today; listen / watch for an update about Friday

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