EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis (EC COUNTY HWY DEPT. RELEASE) -- Two Eau Claire County highway roads that were closed due to flood damage are now open for travel, while a few others in the county remain closed.
The following roads are now open:
•County Highway H from Horse Creek Road to Forest Road 3
•County Highway D from 140th Ave. to Stelter Road
The following roads remain closed at this time:
•County Highway DD (Wilson)
•County Highway Q west of XX (Ludington)
•County Highway G near Channey Road to County Highway DD (Ludington)
•County Highway QQ at the intersection of County Highway
The following roads have partial lane closures and are restricted to one direction traffic until the water recedes, and repairs can be completed:
•County Highway P west of 67th Avenue (Seymour)
•County Highway UN west of Vance Road (Seymour)
The Highway Department has advised there is water over the roadway and has placed barricades at each end of the closure.
Do not drive into flooded roadways or around barricades, turn around, do not drown! Water may be deeper than it appears and can hide many hazards. A vehicle caught in swiftly moving water can be swept away in a matter of seconds. As little as 12 inches of water can float a car or small SUV, and 18 inches of water can carry away large vehicles. During a flood, water levels and the rate the water is flowing can quickly change. Remain aware and avoid flooded roads at all costs.