ROCK COUNTY (WKOW) -- The Rock County Sheriff's Office says the county is under a flood warning because of significant precipitation and rising temperatures.
The sheriff's office has gotten several reports of hazardous areas where water levels are high. In some instances, it's causing significant travel problems.
The sheriff's office says the following roads are being monitored and are currently closed due to high water levels over the roadway:
• West Keesey Road in Spring Valley Township
• North Emerald Grove Road between CTH M and East Six Corners Road
• East Rotamer Road between North Henke Road and North Milton Shopiere Road
• Turtle Creek – Beloit and Clinton. Both have exceeded flood levels at this time.
Beloit city official say there's still an ice dam in Turtle Creek. Some nearby parks have experienced flooding. Bill Rasmussen says the walking trail being his home is now filled with at least a foot of water. "It's normally very quiet so this is something new," he said about the rushing water.
The Rock County Sheriff's Office is urging people to avoid going across high waters and roadways and to report any they come across. Anyone concerned about flooding near their property is encouraged to contact the Rock County Sheriff's Office – Emergency Management Division at (608) 758-8440 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/floodsafety for additional flood safety tips.
Sandbags are also available as needed.
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