Heavy rainfall on Wednesday caused flooding across southern Wisconsin.
As much as six inches of rain fell in several counties, which prompted school closures in Dodge, Richland, and Vernon counties. Several roads in Columbia, Crawford, Dodge, Jackson, Richland, Vernon, and Sauk counties were also closed due to flooding. The Town of Mayville in Dodge County also signed a disaster declaration on Wednesday evening.
Tod Pritchard with Wisconsin Emergency Management says drivers who come across flooded roadways should remember not to drive through standing water. “It’s amazing how deceptive that water can be, how fast it can be moving, how high up it can get into your vehicle and basically stall out your engine fairly quickly.”
Several rivers in the region were expected to crest during the overnight and early morning hours on Thursday.