Flooding shuts down roads in Dane County - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: Flooding shuts down roads in Dane County

Courtesy: viewer Mashielle Peteson Courtesy: viewer Mashielle Peteson

MADISON (WKOW) -- At one point Wednesday morning, flooding blocked about 40 roads in Dane County.

University Avenue in Madison was one of those roads. The intersection with Shorewood Blvd. by Whole Foods was underwater for some time. The deluge also caused sewers to back up on University Ave., and that pushed sewage into the street.

Police had to direct traffic at many spots in Madison because of flooding.

"The drains are trying to do the best they can, but any debris clogging that drain will start covering the roadway in a matter of minutes," said Dane County Sheriff's Dept. deputy Eric Novotny.

The Dane County Sheriff's Department reminded drivers to stay focused on the road and watch out for hydroplaning.

"Hydroplaning is one of the worst because vehicles assume the roads are clear and drivable," Novotny said.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police are warning the entire city that many roads are still impassable.

As of 8:00 a.m. Patrol Operations continue to be on "priority only" calls for service due to rain and flooding. Several roads in the City of Madison have been affected. The following roads have police re-directing motorists because the water is either too deep or impassable:


Eau Claire/Buffalo

Deming Way/BlackHawk Dr
N. Stoughton/Lexington
University Ave/Campus Dr
N. Park St/Spring St
Mineral Point Rd/Science Dr
Many areas of the Beltline

The police department says officers are working very hard to keep commuters safe and not stranded. 
DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Relentless, pouring rain overnight left many roads in Dane County impassable this morning.

Dane County is reporting 30-40 roads underwater, including Park Street under the Beltline. South Highpoint at Watts, University and Campus Drive and East Johnson at Pennsylvania are also problem areas.

Dispatchers say they're getting so many calls of people needing help, in homes and cars, they can't keep up.

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