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Mudslide just part of storm damage in Wisconsin

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CRAWFORD COUNTY, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Crews may take several days to clean up a new large mudslide that has closed Highway 61 in Crawford County. 

It is the latest in a series of mudslides that have closed roads in the state in the aftermath of heavy rains that have swamped Wisconsin and Minnesota in the past several days.

Information from the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center said this new mudslide is along Highway 61 between Highway 60 and the bridge to Boscobel.

Its estimated to be 25 feet high and 200 yards long.

No one was injured in the slide.

A stretch of Highway 35 in between Lynxville and Prairie du Chien, also in Crawford County, is closed from mudslides and debris on the roadway.

Water continues to cover Highway 171 between Highways 27 and 131.

Meanwhile, Grant County officials initially estimate that the rains and subsequent damage tally more than $2.3 million to public infrastructure.

The county is working with the American Red Cross and Salvation Army to provide cleanup kits to residents affected by flood waters. Fire fighters in the city of Boscobel are finishing up with pumping water out of basements of several homes. 

More rain is in the forecast as the cleanup continues.  The National Weather Service predicts 1-3 inches of rain could fall with the storms between Monday afternoon and Tuesday night.

Flood warnings remain out for Crawford, Grant, and Vernon counties for much of the week.  As of early Monday afternoon, the Kickapoo River is above flood stage at several locations.

Moderate flooding is occurring at Stueben, where the river stage is at 13.9 feet, nearly two feet over flood stage of 12 feet.  Minor flooding is reported from the NWS at Gays Mills, Soldiers Grove, and Readstown. 

 

     

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