MADISON (WKOW) -- Counties to the north, south and west of Madison experienced flooding as a result of Sunday's heavy rains.
Several roads and farm fields along Highway 14 in the Village of Arena were still under water Monday night. While that is not uncommon during the spring, some sights were. A few feet of water blocked the road to the Arena Village Hall and the Arena Manor senior living community.
"I've been working for this establishment for about three and a half years and I've got residents here that have been here over 25 years, they said they've never seen it like this so, just a freak of nature," said Rick Webb, a Village of Arena maintenance worker. "Had a plug up at the main front drain there and then, just with everything thawing and all the rains yesterday, it just kind of whooshed in at all once."
Crews spent the better part of the afternoon working to clear the way.
"What we did was just pumping some of the water, tried getting the height of the water down and some of the neighbors with a field, one was good enough to let us pump over that way, but there's really no place to go, go with it," said Webb.
Parts of Sauk, Columbia and Rock County also flooded. Dozens of homeowners in those counties had flooding in their basements as well, keeping cleanup crews busy.
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