Significant Flooding in Northern Wis. Town of Glidden

Taylor Holt
May 17, 2017 09:59 PM

Many parts of Northern Wisconsin have experienced heavy rain and thunderstorms that passed through the area this week. Glidden,Wi in Ashland County is one area where significant flooding still lingers as a result.

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From sidewalks to residences and parks, rising water covered much of the town of Glidden Wednesday.

"It's been rising for the past couple of days but then this morning it came up even more," said Alex Mussati, a resident who moved to Glidden recently.

"There's garbage everywhere. Everything (is) floating. The clean up is going to be the fun part," said Tamara Moore, who has lived in her home in Glidden since 2003.

Moore says she and her husband came home yesterday to flood waters surrounding their home.

"The water was up,"said Moore. "Usually when it gets to the edge of our driveway we know it's time to pick up and it was to the edge so we had to go out and start picking up everything and put it on tables."

The storm hit so quick that many homeowners were taken by surprise. Moore says they didn't even have enough time to clear out the flooded areas on their property like their garage. 

"This one came up really fast, usually it takes it a day before it gets to this but this is like overnight that it got this deep," said Moore.

Aside from properties being affected, numerous roadways throughout this town were also under water.

"The only way to get to town is the bridge and all the back roads are washed out pretty much," said Glidden resident, Autumn Dorner.

"There's another bridge over on (Highway) 13 going to Butternut but who knows how long that's got," said Mussati.

With more rain in the forecast, many residents say they have growing concerns as high water continues to close roads and bridges. 


Taylor Holt

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