(Waupun) The flood waters are starting to recede in Waupun with National Weather Service reporting that the Rock River crested at 8.6-feet and has been dropping since 3:15am Friday.
Here is the latest from the Waupun Fire Department:
10 a.m., Saturday, March 16:
City Staff continue to monitor flooding throughout the community. The latest river measurement from the National Weather Service monitoring station is 7.08’, down more than one foot since yesterday’s update at 4 p.m. The Department of Public Works reports current road closures as follows:
Gateway Drive: closed due to standing water in the roadway.
County Park Road: closed due to standing water on the roadway and on the bridge.
River Road: Closed due to standing water in the roadway.
Shaler Park: closed due to high water and water over-topping the dam.
Pine Street Park: closed due to high water.
Tanner Park: closed due to high water.
The Fond du Lac Street bridge was re-opened to traffic this morning.
Motorists are advised to not drive around barricades as road conditions can be uncertain. A Flood Warning remains in effect through Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 3:45 p.m. Sandbags are available for resident pickup at the City Garage located at 903 N Madison Street. Sand bags are available on a first come, first served basis and additional bags and sand will be available for residents to fill as needed. If you have damage, please call 2-1-1 to report it so we can accurately capture the amount of damage throughout the community.
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