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Strong storms lead to flash flooding, road closures across southern Wisconsin

(WKOW) — Strong thunderstorms that swept through Thursday night led to flash flooding, causing a variety of issues across southern Wisconsin.

At one point in the night, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office said flooding and landslides affected nearly all of the roads in the county and the city of Prairie du Chien. Highway 35 from Prairie du Chien to Highway 171 will be closed overnight. Deputies expect it to reopen sometime on Friday.

By late Thursday night, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office listed these other closures:

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office also says as of 11:30 p.m. Thursday, their 911 line is down. They say if you have an emergency, you need to call their regular line at 608-326-8414.

The Iowa County Sheriff’s Office says it received reports of mud and rocks in the roadway on Hwy 130/133, along with numerous reports of flooded roads throughout the county.

In Grant County, the Sheriff’s Office issued a warning on Facebook that 911 services might be affected by the storms. Anyone who dialed 911 and did not get anyone on the other end of the line was asked to call the agency’s main number at 608-723-2157.

The Boscobel Area School District announced schools will be closed Friday, September 13 because of the weather and road conditions.

Authorities in Darlington are closely watching the rising Pecatonica River.  If the river gets high enough, police say they will close Main Street Bridge. If the bridge is closed, school would be called off.


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