Power outages, flooding impact Plover residents

By  | 

PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) -- Portage County is dealing with road closures and power outages Friday morning due to flooding.

An emergency evacuation shelter has been opened at the Plover Municipal building. If you are requiring assistance evacuating your home, please call 715-346-1400 or 911 if needed.

The Portage County Highway Department and Sheriff’s Office reports many county and municipal roads still under water.

Impacted roads include: County roads including CTH R from STH 54 to USH 10, CTH HH from CTH R to CTH J, and CTH BB from STH 54 to the county line.

Post Road/STH 54/CTH B is also under water and closed. A detour route is posted but travelers should expect additional travel times near this area.

The public is reminded that not all flooded areas may be marked. If you encounter a flooded roadway, do not drive through the flood waters.

The public should stay out of flood waters. Flood water can contain bacteria, sewage, sharp objects, and other dangerous items.

Crews will be continuing on working to improve the flooding conditions throughout this morning and today.

A spokesman for Ascension Wisconsin said the Ascension Medical Group Plover Clinic and Urgent Care is closed due to a power outage. The WPS website shows 39 customers were without service as of Friday morning.