Flooding in DeForest stabilizes

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DEFOREST (WKOW) — A major highway in DeForest is blocked due to high waters.

County Hwy V at N Main Street is closed.  Officials said the closure is because of flooding from the Yahara River.

Crews are trying to pump out some of the water at Hwy V and N Halsor St.

No additional flooding has been reported overnight, officials told 27 News.  However, they are still monitoring some spots.

Twelve homes were voluntarily evacuated, the village president told 27 News.  Those people are able to return home.

Courtesy: Village of DeForest

Sandbags are available for free at DeForest Village Hall.  Volunteers packed them together Thursday, including some local high school athletes and Boy Scouts.

If you need additional assistance, an Emergency Operations Center will be in place as needed.  You can contact them at 608-846-6791.  To check the status of the EOC, go to DeForest’s Facebook page.

No flooding related injuries had been reported to officials in DeForest as of Friday morning.

An emergency curfew from the flood lifted at 6:00 a.m.  While the curfew was in effect people were asked to stay off the roads if possible.

Caroline Bach

Caroline Bach

Anchor, Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend

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