Threat for flooding continues in parts of the state

SOUTHWESTERN/CENTRAL WISCONSIN (WITI) -- Flash flood watches and flood warnings remain in effect for much of southern Wisconsin as of Tuesday, June 25th, as another storm system will move across the area bringing 1-2 inches of rain and possible localized amount of 3-4 inches.

Since Friday, June 21st, several communities have received anywhere from 6-13 inches of rain that has caused scattered flooding.

According to the National Weather Service, Boscobel has received 13 inches, Prairie du Chien 9.7 inches, Soldiers Grove 8.4 inches and Gays Mills 6 inches. The heavy rain has caused several rivers to rise including the Kickapoo which is mostly at the minor flood stage along with the Pecatonica, Sugar, Grant and Yellow Rivers.

Grant County – Grant County is reporting 640 homes with affected/minor flood damage and 20 with major damage for more than $5 million in damages. WI Department of Health Services (DHS) is assisting with the damage assessments. In addition, DHS has sent 100 well water bacteria test kits to the Grant County Public Health Department.

Crawford County – Emergency management officials report 26 homes with affected/minor flooding, 3 with major damage and 1 destroyed. DHS is working with local public health departments to assess flood impacts and needs. Crawford County Highway Department says WIS 35 is closed in both directions from Lynxville to Prairie du Chien due to mud slides and debris and US 61 remains closed in both directions between Wis 60 East and Boscobel because of yesterday’s mudslide. Also, WIS 171 is closed in both directions from WIS 27 to WIS 131 due to water on the roadway. WI Department of Transportation is sending a soil engineer to assist Crawford County with the mud slides.

Richland County - WIS 60 is closed in both directions between Muscoda and Gotham because of flooding.

Vernon County – A boulder fell onto WIS 56 near Genoa this morning. Vehicles are able to move around it.

Some counties in Northwest Wisconsin continue to report damage caused by last week’s storms.

Washburn County – The Town of Frog Creek has had major road damage from the excessive rain that occurred this past week.

Ashland County – Local officials are working with the WI Department of Transportation regarding road damage caused earlier this spring during flooding. Some roads were damaged again late last week after additional heavy rains.

The State Emergency Operations Center remains at level 4.