Man Injured in Washout Due to Early Morning Flooding

By: WSAW News Team Email
By: WSAW News Team Email
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One man was injured after his car was washed off the road in the Town of Maine early Friday morning.

Authorities responded to N. 44th Avenue north of Decator Drive where they found portions of the road had washed out.

The man was stuck inside the car after it was swept off the road by rising water, according to initial reports. The driver was not seriously injured.

Elsewhere, Grand Avenue in Schofield was declared impassable due to a lot of standing water near the Schofield dam.

A lieutenant with the Marathon County Sheriff's Office says they're also monitoring possible flooding at the following locations:
- Troy Street near Skyline Drive (town of Texas)
- 120th Avenue 1/2 mile south of Highland Drive (town of Stettin)

The following roads are closed:
- 44th Avenue north of Decatur Drive (town of Maine)
- County Road G 1/4 mile north of County Road Q (town of Hewitt)
- County Road Y 1/4 mile south of State Highway 52 (town of Harrison)

Authorities urge drivers not to try to go through standing water, instead try to find an alternate route.

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