NEW INFORMATION: Floods, mudslides close Crawford County highways

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

BOSCOBEL, Wis. (AP) -- Mudslides and flooding have closed at least three highways in southwestern Wisconsin.

A landslide on Highway 61 in Crawford County has closed the road between Highway 60 and the bridge to Boscobel. The Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center notes the highway is covered in mud 25 feet high and 200 yards long. Mudslides and debris have also closed Highway 35 from Lynxville to Prairie du Chien. And flooding was closed Highway 171 from Highway 27 to 131.

Flash flood watches and warnings are in effect until Wednesday throughout much of southern and western Wisconsin. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Crawford, Grant, Vernon, Kenosha, Lafayette, Green and Rock counties.
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MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) – About a mile of U.S. Highway 61 will likely remain closed for several days after a mudslide.

There was a mudslide that’s 25 feet high and 200 yards north of Boscobel, between State Highway 60 and the bridge to Boscobel. A release from the state Department of Military Affairs did not say when it happened. Nobody was hurt.

Crews have also blocked off State Highway 35 in both directions from Prairie du Chien to Lynxville because of mudslides and debris, and State Highway 171 in both directions from Highway 27 to 131 because of water on the road.


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