From City of Madison:
Madison city staff is continuing to triage traffic and flooding issues on the city’s Westside, but there are specific intersections and roadways that are still water covered and dangerous. Motorists are being warned to not venture into standing water. Last night’s rain storm of, in many instances up to 10 inches, was monumental and storm water drains are overwhelmed.
Currently there are major intersections and sections of roads that are impassible, including Odana Road from Gammon to Grand Canyon, Regent and Kenosha, Deming Way and Greenway Crossing, Quarter Deck and Inner Drive, Mineral Point between Gammon and Grand Canyon, Old Sauk and Waterbend, McKenna near Elver Park, Marty Road and Raymond Road, Commerce and Plaza. In some of those intersections, stalled cars are blocking traffic and tow trucks are being dispatched to the busiest arterials first to clear roadways for motorists. It goes without saying, drivers need to be patient and cautious.
Because of power outages, there are traffic signals that are not fully functional including those at Mineral Point and Westfield, Gammon and Tree Lane, Odana and Yellowstone, and Commerce and Mineral Point. In some instances, portable generators are being used to maintain the traffic signals.
Madison Metro routes are running as safely as they can with major disruptions particularly in Middleton. All routes are off of Whitney at Gilbert due to the road closure.
Metro’s website at mymetrobus.com will have regular updates.
Homeowners who are experiencing flooding are being asked to contact United Way 211 to report their damages as that information is being collected by Dane County Emergency Management. Business owners who have flood damage to report can contact Madison Building Inspection at 266-4551.
This has been a very dangerous and damaging storm. The loss of property is dwarfed by the loss of a life.