(Lodi) In Columbia County, flooding is being reported in the Lodi-area. Spring Creek is over two-and-a-half feet above flood stage at nine-feet. Flooding resulted in downtown building furnaces to fail and release a natural gas cloud, resulting in the evacuation of several buildings Thursday; there were no fires or explosions. A temporary shelter was set up at Lodi Elementary after both gas and power were shut off in and near the downtown area. Volunteers are being sought to help with sandbagging as flooding gets worse.
State Highway 16 east of Columbus is closed at the bridge.
The Fox River at Pardeeville is in minor flood stage at nine-feet.