Flood Update - Tuesday, 9-18-18
Water continues to go down in most of Marquette County and Lake Puckaway is holding steady.
Hwy. 22/Main St. in Montello is open to traffic 10 tons or less. The state will be in to check ground saturation levels. They will then determine if weight restrictions can be taken off.
They will also test the saturation levels of the base under the Packwaukee Causeway to determine if that can be reopened. If traffic is put back on the causeway while it is saturated it could cause damage that could shut it down for months for repairs.
In the coming days the City of Montello will be placing pallets in the flood zone for residents and businesses to stack their sandbags on. Those affected are reminded that while flood waters are currently receding, there are several days of rain in the long-term forecast. Another rain event could cause waters to rise quickly.
Citizens are also reminded to be respectful of the power of flood waters. Even though the water is receding, there is still a lot of current going through. Please use extreme caution in these areas.
Please also be aware that there have been reports of “IRS Scam Calls” being placed to flood and storm victims. If you get a call that demands immediate payment, it is a scam. Do not give out any information and hang up immediately.
The following is a current list of road closures –
Updated 9-18-2018 4:30pm
Hwy. 22 South/Main St. Montello - Open to traffic 10 tons or less.
CTH C and ZZ – no longer has water running over it. Vehicles able to go through.
8th Rd South of Grouse Rd still closed in Columbia County.
The Causeway – Hwy. D Packwaukee - still Closed
Riverview Dr. -Town of Mecan - still Closed
Cty. Hwy. C South of St. Hwy. 23 – Town of Mecan. (This is the north/south portion of Hwy. C) – still Closed
Additional updates will be made next week as they become available.