Evacuations underway in Elroy following heavy overnight rain

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ELROY (WKOW) -- Residents of several neighborhoods in the Juneau County city of Elroy have been evacuated because of flooding caused by heavy overnight rain.

Numerous streets are under water, according to a WKOW news crew now on the scene.

A shelter has been opened at Royall Elementary School for evacuees.

The storms that swept through central Wisconsin late Monday night and into Tuesday morning dropped significant rain in some areas and left damage in their wake.

The Sauk County Sheriff's Office told 27 News there were trees down near Lake Redstone and flooding reported near the iHop on Highway 13 in Wisconsin Dells.

The National Weather Service also received these reports after the storms moved through:

Trees and power lines down -- 1 mile ENE of Wisconsin Dells

3 inches of rain in Montello

50 mile per hour wind gust -- 1 mile E of Princeton

Trees down along Highway 12 in West Baraboo

These storms also dropped inches of rain in some places. Here are some of those radar-estimated amounts:

Mauston: 5-7''

Wisconsin Dells: 4-5''

Portage: 2-4''

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