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VIDEO: Snow plows used to clear flood along I-94 in Waukesha

Posted at 11:25 AM, Sep 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-12 17:13:04-04

WAUKESHA (NBC 26) — Both east and westbound lanes of I-94 near County SS in Waukesha are closed because of flooding Monday morning.

According to WisDOT, the Waukesha County Highway Department is responding to the incident.

Waukesha County officials have stated that plows were used to move the water to different catch basins. Pumps are on at the scene to help clear the remaining water. Officials described it as fighting an uphill battle.

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Closures are expected to last until "early afternoon" on Monday, according to WisDOT.

Read WisDOT's full statement below:

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is advising motorists that westbound traffic on I-94 will be routed onto WIS 16 to allow for water removal operations to take place.Crews will be pumping water from the eastbound lanes across the westbound lanes of I-94 to the drainage ditch. The operations are anticipated to last until early afternoon.West bound traffic will be routed onto WIS 16 and is asked to consider using WIS 83 or WIS 67 to reconnect with the westbound lanes of I-94.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Rain showers will continue across Northeast Wisconsin with periodic light to moderate intensity. An additional half-inch to an inch of rain is possible for some higher-hit locations. Highs will remain cool in the lower to mid-60s with breezy northeast winds.

Tonight, skies will begin clearing, with lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Currently, there are no reports of flooding in Northeast Wisconsin.