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Roads Closed, Evacuations Ordered as Record Rainfall Sparks Flooding

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Fitchrona Rd | Photo courtesy Fitchburg Police Department

Morning commuters, especially in western Dane County, are encouraged to use extreme caution driving this morningm, according to a release from Dane County Emergency Management.

Following a record amount of rainfall in a 24-hour period, significant flooding is ongoing in the Black Earth, Mazomanie, and Cross Plains areas,the release said. Water remains over a number of roads and dozens of water rescues were performed by emergency responders overnight.

Reverse 911 is being used to encourage residents of Mazomanie east of Bridge Street and north of Hudson to evacuate immediately. A temporary shelter has been established at the Mazomanie Village Hall/Fire Station. Black Earth Creek continues to rise and has already surpassed its previous record high level. The Highway 14 bridge over Black Earth Creek is reported to be damaged or possibly washed out.

A number of city, county, state, and town roads remain closed because of last evening’s rains, including:

FITCHBURG

  • Fitchrona Road is closed from Lacy Road to Nesbitt Road

MADISON

  • McKenna Boulevard in the area of Elver Park
  • Mineral Point Road in the Gammon Road area
  • Mineral Point at Junction Road
  • Odana Road in the Grand Canyon Drive area
  • Old Sauk Trails Office Park Area near Deming Way, Excelsior Drive, Fourier Drive
  • Pleasant View Road at Valley View Road

MIDDLETON

  • University Avenue west of the Beltline
  • Airport Road
  • Area west of Parmenter Street
  • Hwy 92 from County Highway A to County Highway U
  • Hwy 14 from the Beltline west to Highway 78
  • Highway 19 from Highway 12 to Highway 78
  • Highway 78 from Highways 19 to 14
  • Highway 78 from County Highway A south to Green County Highway H
  • County Highway P from Hwy K to Hwy 14 and Hwy S to Hwy 14
  • Highway 69 at Chalet Road
  • Highway 151 at Beet Road
  • Highway F from Highway 19 to Highway 14
  • Highway KP from Black Earth to Cross Plains
  • Highway Z from E to Hwy 78
  • Highway J from Old Military Road to P
  • Highway G from S to Marsh Lane
  • Greenway Cross Off Ramps from Beltline

DANE COUNTY

  • Highway 92 from County Road A to County Road U
  • Highway 14 from the Beltline west to Highway 78
  • Highway 19 from Highway 12 to Highway 78
  • Highway 78 from Highways 19 to 14
  • Highway 78 from County Highway A south to Green County Highway H
  • County Road P from Highway K to Highway 14 and Highway S to Highway 14
  • Highway 69 at Chalet Road
  • Highway 151 at Beet Road
  • Highway F from Highway 19 to Highway 14
  • Highway KP from Black Earth to Cross Plains
  • Highway Z from E to Hwy 78
  • Highway J from Old Military Road to P
  • Highway G from S to Marsh Lane

DCEM will issue additional updates later this morning.