Dane County executive to declare state of emergency

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UPDATE: 

Some Madison streets are still impassable due to standing water.  There are reports of 3 feet of standing water at Odana and Mineral Point roads, with numerous cars needing tows. 


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DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- County Executive Joe Parisi will declare a state of emergency this morning following last night’s record rains and ongoing flooding affecting Dane County.

Significant flooding is ongoing in the Black Earth, Mazomanie, and Cross Plains areas. Water remains over a number of roads and dozens of water rescues were performed by emergency responders overnight, according to a news release. 

Reverse 911 was used to help evacuate a significant portion of the Village of Mazomanie this morning due to rising waters. Those living east of Bridge Street and north of Hudson were evacuated to the Mazomanie Village Hall/Fire Station.

Black Earth Creek continues to rise and has already surpassed its previous record high level. The Highway 14 bridge over Black Earth Creek has washed out. The state has closed Highway 14 at Highway 60 in Sauk County. Traffic is being detoured from Highway 14 to Highway 60 to Highway 12.

A number of city, county, state, and town roads remain closed because of last evening’s records rains:

*Hwy 14 Bridge in Black Earth

*Hwy 14 from the Beltline west to Black Earth

*Highway KP Cross Plains to Mazomanie

*Highway F (Highway 19 to Highway 14)

*Beltline ramps closed at Greenway

*Beltline ramps closed at Highway 14

*Highway 69 Riverside to County Highway PB

*Highway 78 County Highway A to Green County

*Highway 78 Highway 14 to Highway 19

*County Highway H Highway A to Highway 78

*County Highway Z Highway 78 to County Highway E

*County Highway J Old Military Road to County Highway S

*County Highway G at Highway J

Roads with High Water:

Highway 19 from Highway 12 to Highway 78

County Highway F from Hwy FF to Pleasant Valley Road

There are a number of additional street closures on the west side of the City of Madison.

Those with damage are being asked to call 2-1-1.

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