WISCONSINREPORT.COM (06/13/08) - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and State Patrol have closed I-39 northbound, I-90/94 westbound at US 151 (Exit 135 - Madison) due to rising water at I-90/94 westbound at the Baraboo River (WIS 33). Motorists are strongly advised to not travel in the south central part of Wisconsin due to many flooded state and local highways.
As of noon Friday, June 13th, the following interstates in the State of Wisconsin remain closed:
- I-90/94 eastbound at WIS 82 in Juneau County
- I-39 southbound at WIS 82 in Marquette County
- I-94 westbound at the Crawfish River bridge west of Johnson Creek
Motorists traveling between the Twin Cities and Chicago are advised to use I-94 to WIS 29 to I-43 to I-94.
Motorists wanting to travel to the Wisconsin Northwoods from Chicago should use I-94 to I-43 to WIS 29 to I-39.
Motorists are strongly advised to not travel in the south central part of Wisconsin due to many flooded state and local highways.
Emergency information for the public is also available on the State Emergency Operations Center Message Service at 608-242-3059. This line will be updated every two hours or as necessary.
Meanwhile, Power has been restored to nearly all of the 17,000 Wisconsin Public Service Corporation customers affected by storms that passed through the area Thursday.
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation in Green Bay expected the majority to be fully restored by mid-morning today.
In some cases, crews have cut electric and natural gas services due to unsafe conditions. They will restore service as conditions change.
Crews worked through the night, as weather and safety conditions permitted.
Customers are reminded to stay away from downed power lines. If they are without power, they should report it to the WPS Customer Service Centerís 24-hour emergency line.