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Highways beginning to open where floodwaters recede Featured

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(Updated 12:00 pm 8/29/2018) 

Some state and federal highways in western Wisconsin are beginning to open again as floodwaters recede.  

As of 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, the Department of Transportation indicates a number of places where travel is possible again in the counties affected by this week's floods.

Among the major closures remain parts of I-90 and I-94, between mile markers 69 and 79.  Both east and west bound lanes are closed.  

These are the highways still reported with closures, according to the DOT (list will be updated)


Updated - 8/29/18 at 12:00 pm


La Crosse County

• WIS 35 is open to one lane with flagging operations from County K to US 14

• WIS 162 closed between US 14/61 (Vernon County) and WIS 33 (Middle Ridge)

Vernon County

• US 14/61 closed between US 14/WIS 27/82 (Viroqua) to High Point Road (Richland County

• WIS 33/131 intersection in Ontario closed
• WIS 56 closed between Viroqua and Viola
• WIS 82 closed between Slayback Road and South Mill Street (LaFarge)
• WIS 131 closed between Ontario and Rockton
• WIS 131 closed between WIS 82 and West Adams Street (LaFarge)
• WIS 162 closed between Chaseburg (Depot Street) to US 14
• WIS 162 closed between US 14/61 (Coon Valley) and WIS 33 (Middle Ridge, La Crosse

 Monroe County

• WIS 33 closed between Cashton and WIS 131 (Ontario)

• WIS 131 closed between Wilton and Ontario



Juneau County

 • I-90/94 eastbound closed from mile marker 69 near Mauston to mile marker 79 at Lyndon
o Eastbound traffic detoured at New Lisbon via WIS 80 (Necedah), WIS 21 (Coloma) and
I-39 (Portage)
o Westbound is open to traffic
• US 12 closed between Mauston and Lyndon Station
• WIS 33 closed between WIS 82 and Wonewoc
• WIS 80/82 closed between Union Center and Elroy


Crawford County

• US 61, Closed, WIS 171 to US 14 (Readstown in Vernon County), water over road
• WIS 131, Closed, WIS 171 to US 61, water over roadway
• WIS 171, Closed, WIS 27 (Mount Sterling) to US 61 (Rolling Ground)

Richland County
• WIS 131 closed between WIS 56 and WIS 82
• WIS 56 closed from WIS 131 (Viola) to County G

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