Kickapoo River near record severity

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Heavy rainfall late Monday into early Tuesday has led to major headaches for motorists and residents across the Coulee Region.

Some of the hardest hit areas were in Vernon and Monroe counties.

The Kickapoo River at Ontario is near record severity. The river is up to 20.9' and the flood stage is 16'. Major flooding is occurring and near record flooding is forecast. The river is expected to crest today at 22.1'.

More heavy rainfall is on the way which could lead to additional major concerns with flash flooding and washed out bridges and roadways. Be sure to monitor the latest forecasts.

Here are some of the highest rainfall totals through Tuesday morning:

BUFFALO:
2.44" Cochrane

CLARK:
2.40" Colby

CRAWFORD:
1.75" De Soto

HOUSTON:
6.92" Mound Prairie
6.5" Spring Grove
4.80" Caledonia
4.5" La Crescent
3.69" Houston

JACKSON:
1.12" Black River Falls

JUNEAU:
9.14" Union Center
8.30" Wisconsin Dells
5.94" New Lisbon
3.44" Necedah
3.15" Cloverdale
2.99" Mauston

LA CROSSE:
5.88" Barre Mills
5.84" St. Joseph
5.80" La Crosse
4.00" Bangor

MONROE:
8.66" Melvina
8.58" Kendall
7.25" Cashton
5.06" Tomah

TAYLOR:
0.49" Jump River
0.47" Medford

TREMPEALEAU:
1.21" Galesville
0.99" Trempealeau

VERNON:
9.98" Westby
7.75" Genoa
7.42" Stoddard
6.64" Hillsboro
4.7" La Farge
4.53" Viroqua
4.50" Valley

WINONA:
3.19" La Crescent
1.50" Minneiska