Hundreds stranded in buildings throughout Middleton area

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Photo courtesy of Lori Oakley

MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- Hundreds of people are currently stranded in buildings throughout the Middleton area Tuesday morning, according to Police Chief Police Chief Chuck Foulke.

Police are focusing on getting people rescued from stranded cars at this point, Foulke said.

"If people are stranded but safe inside a building and their are no health or emergency issues, that's a good place to be at this point," Foulke said.

As of 7 a.m., there were about 100 people stuck in the Costco, 100 people stuck in the Fairfield Inn, others stuck at UW Health and other locations.

The area west of the Beltline and Parmenter Street is not accessible.

University Avenue and Airport Road, the major east/west roads leading into and out of Madison are closed west of the Beltline.

Do not travel in this area this morning. You will be hindering ongoing rescue operations. If a road is barricaded, do not drive through.

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