Jul 18, 2016

Roads remain closed in northern Wisconsin after flooding

Iron County, WI
Ashland County, WI
Bayfield County, WI
USA
by
Meg Jones
,
Journal Sentinel
Photo: Associated Press
Photo: Associated Press

Roads remain closed in northern Wisconsin following torrential rains and flooding last week that caused almost $30 million in damages.

Six counties, the Bad River Tribe and the Department of Natural Resources submitted initial damage assessments over the weekend that totaled $29,612,481.

Iron County was hit the hardest, with $11,510,000 in damage to public infrastructure. Ashland and Bayfield counties suffered more than $5 million in damage to roads, bridges and trails, according to state emergency management officials.

While the state Department of Transportation is expecting to reopen U.S. Highway 2 in Ashland County on Monday, other roads may remain closed for days and weeks with detours posted