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2 PM Thursday Update – Dane County Flooding

August 23, 2018
Stephanie Miller 920-470-4618
County Executive

Dane County is under a state of emergency until further notice following this week’s record rainfall.  A number of local communities have issued similar declarations as the county and municipal resources continue their coordinated response to the flooding.



There will be a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) open to help residents affected by the flooding. To extend and streamline assistance for dozens of people impacted by record-setting rainfall and flooding in western Dane County, numerous service agencies will gather at two Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs).


Residents impacted by the floods/rain damage are encouraged to visit one of these two sites on the following days/times for access to recovery resources:


MARC – Multi Agency Resource Center


Two locations/times


Friday August 24th

Mazomanie Elementary School – 314 Anne St.

1pm – 7pm


Take KP to Hwy 14 turn left on 14 (west) go 5 blocks to Crocker St. turn right and go another 6 blocks to Hudson turn left and then right on Jane St. and the school will be in 1 block at Jane/Anne


Saturday August 25th

Blackhawk Church – 9620 Brader Way Middleton



Beltline to Mineral Point Rd West to Bear Claw Way to Brader Way  



Dane County highway will begin repairs on Sections of Highway 14 – today, tonight and tomorrow. The goal is to have highway 14 open from Beltline to Deming Way today, and Deming Way and Pleasant View tomorrow.




As of early afternoon, the United Way’s 2-1-1 reported receiving nearly 860 individual reports of private property damage from Dane County.


Three shelters established by the Red Cross yesterday will remain open tonight at the same locations – Glacier Creek Middle School in Cross Plains, Mazomanie Elementary School, and Madison West High School.


Businesses affected by flooding are completing flood damage assessments and reporting to local communities.  Cities, towns, and villages are beginning to conduct similar assessments with public sector losses countywide expected to be in the many millions of dollars. Initial reports indicate the U.S. Highway 14 bridges in Black Earth sustained significant damage. While exact estimates on cost of replacement or timeline are not available, Dane County Highway is coordinating with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on needed repairs. If the bridges need to be rebuilt, this work could take months to complete.


Here is a current list of remaining road closures:


Hwy 14 bridge west of Black Earth approaches washed out


Hwy 14 (Beltline to Mazomanie)


Beltline Ramps closed at Greenway


Beltline Ramps closed at Hwy 14


CTH J (Old Military Rd to CTH S)


CTH G (CTH J to Marsh Lane)


Hwy 69 (Hwy 151 to CTH PB)




A Detour has been set up in Sauk County detouring traffic from Hwy 14 to Hwy 60 to Hwy 12.


A Detour has been set up in Iowa County detouring traffic from Hwy 14 to Hwy 60 to Hwy 12.


Additional flooding is anticipated in the coming days along areas of Lakes Monona and Waubesa and eventually Kegonsa.  Lake levels downstream of this week’s rain have continued to rise. Sandbagging efforts are now underway in the City of Monona.  A number of properties may experience flooding over the next 24-72 hours. Unused sandbags from Mazomanie and Belleville have been moved to areas now at risk of flooding.  Dane County’s sandbagging machine has been deployed to Monona. Slow, no wake orders remain in effect until further notice for Lakes Mendota, Monona, Kegonsa and Waubesa.


Through the storms, Dane County’s 911 Center received almost 1,100 911 calls in a 24 hour period starting at 5:00 p.m. Monday.

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