Heavy Rain Leads to Flooding in Portions of the Region

Heavy Rain Leads to Flooding in Portions of the Region Photo: WDIO-TV

Created: September 30, 2019 05:26 PM

Heavy rain fell across much of the Northland early Monday and continued into the afternoon. The rain caused standing water on roadways and ponding in some areas. A few roads in Carlton County in Minnesota and Douglas County in Wisconsin were closed due to high water levels and washed out shoulders.

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According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, there is flooding in the southeastern part of the county. The National Weather Service says the Nemadji River has risen 12 feet since midnight at Pleasant Valley. 

A portion of County Road 8, between Mcdowell Road and State Line Road/County Road B in Wisconsin is closed due to washed out shoulders. Carlton County Sheriff’s Deputies and County Road Crews are checking on the damage and closing roads when they find hazards. 

Earlier Monday, a portion of County Road W in Wisconsin was closed due to high water.

Road crews have also reported water causing lane closures on Highway 23 near Nickerson in Pine County and on Highway 18 near McGrath and the Snake River in Aitkin.

Remember do not drive over roads with water overflowing, the road under the water may not be safe.  

Please call 911 if you find an area that has not been marked. 

Road Closure information is available on the Carlton County Website 

Rain Totals

2 SW Moose Lake - 5.07 inches -  Carlton Co.
Kettle River - 5.00 inches -  Carlton Co.
1 SE Malmo - 4.82 inches -  Aitkin Co.
1 SE Moose Lake - 4.72 inches - Carlton Co.
2 ENE Holyoke - 4.31 inches - Carlton Co.
Pleasant Valley - 3.79  inches - Carlton Co.
4 W Baxter - 3.30 inches -  Cass Co.
1 WSW Maple - 3.13 inches - Douglas Co.
2 W Ino - 2.75 inches - Bayfied Co.
PM  Gile - 2.31 inches - Iron Co.

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