Severe weather causes flooding, shuts down Hwy. 33 in Sauk Co.

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SAUK COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) – Several trees and power lines were down in Sauk County after severe storms overnight on Monday into Tuesday, Aug. 28. Multiple roads were also closed Tuesday in Sauk County after several inches of rain fell.

Hwy 33 north of La Valle

The National Weather Service said Sauk County received 3 to 6 inches of rain and the Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 8:45 a.m. for the area.

The Crossman Creek is causing overflow onto Highway 33. The highway is closed in both directions before you get to Stout Road.

“This is even worse than ’08 because the roads weren’t washed out ….they were just covered. But, now it might be a day or two before I can get up here to my job,” said Butch Rufenachd, resident of La Valle.

According to Sauk County Emergency Management, Highway H has been closed due to a culvert wash out and Highway F is closed due to a bridge being out. Use caution when traveling on Tuesday morning as water remains over some roadways and more rain is in the forecast for the afternoon.

The Sauk County Sheriff's Department said it is a state law that no one is allowed behind road block barricades and the fine is $175 if this law is not obeyed. Authorities said it will take residents around 10-15 minutes extra for their morning commute.

Bridge on Hwy F over inlet to Lake Redstone (Sauk County)