County roads, Highway 35 close due to floodingState Highway 35 south of Superior is closed due to flooding and several county roads are out of commission.
State Highway 35 south of Superior is closed due to flooding and several county roads are out of commission.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the north- and southbound lanes of the highway are closed. The public is advised northbound traffic should divert at County Road T to travel to U.S. Highway 53. Southbound traffic should take County Road C to U.S. Highway 53 to travel around the closed highway.
According to Douglas County Highway Commissioner Paul Halverson, water is rising toward the bridge and County Road C and the highway department may have to close that road as well.
Some county highways have also been affected by the flooding. County Highway M is totally closed due to flooding and two county highways west of Pattison Park are closed after the roads washed out. County Highway B near BB and County Highway W are closed.
Halverson said people living in those areas could be stranded for a while.
“The sun is peaking out now,” Halverson said. “That’s a good sign but the water’s going to be rising for awhile.”
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