Road closures continue; more flooding yet to come

About 28 miles of Highway 106 are currently closed from State Highway 73 to County E (Jefferson). It wasn’t closed this morning, suggesting the flooding continues. Indeed, the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service shows major flooding along the Rock River.

The Journal Sentinel has pictures of downtown Pewaukee flooding and quotes a 92-year-old resident of the Pewaukee as saying that “she had never [seen] flooding so severe.” Another story describes carp (the fish) swimming down Wisconsin Avenue in Pewaukee in the floodwater from Pewaukee Lake, which overflowed in the rain. Scarily, the lake apparently has not crested yet.

Similarly, the Rock River is not expected to fully reach its peak level in some places until Wednesday. Consult these NWS charts. The river has apparently peaked in Watertown, but the villages of Newville and Afton to the south have yet to see the worst. I’m not a meteorologist, but I think I’m reading this right. I certainly hope I’m proven wrong on this stuff. This is terrible for everyone.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.

2 thoughts on “Road closures continue; more flooding yet to come”

  1. Thanks, Steve. (Brother Haas!) Is it correct to say that it’s a bit drier than usual in your neck of the woods? Good luck to you too..

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