The State of Wisconsin and Dane County will be conducting aerial surveillance over flood damaged parts of the area between noon and 3 p.m. this afternoon.
This operation will include aircraft from the State Patrol along with a number of drones to continue search and rescue work and begin damage assessment.
Amateur drone operators are being asked to please not fly in flooded areas while the assessment is being conducted.
Dane County is under a state of emergency following last night’s record rains and ongoing flooding affecting Dane County.
Water rescues are continuing this hour in Mazomanie. A significant portion of the village has been damaged by floodwaters. Multiple water rescue teams are working to get people from homes into shelter. Approximately 100 people are currently being sheltered at the Mazomanie Fire Station as a result of flooding.
The following roads remain closed:
Highway M in Town of Westport – between Fox Bluff and Signature
Hwy 14 bridge west of Black Earth approaches washed out
Hwy 14 (Beltline to Mazomanie)
CTH KP (Cross Plains to Mazomanie)
Hwy F (Hwy 19-Hwy 14)
Beltline Ramps closed at Greenway
Beltline Ramps closed at Hwy 14
Hwy 69 (Riverside to CTH PB)
Hwy 78 (CTH A to Green County Line)
Hwy 78 (Hwy 14 to Hwy 19)
CTH H (CTH A to Hwy 78)
CTH Z (Hwy 78 to CTH E)
CTH J (Old Military Rd to CTH S)
CTH G (CTH J to Marsh Lane)
CTH PD (Shady Oaks to CTH J)
CTH Y (Mazomanie Village Limits)
CTH M (Fox Bluff Rd –Signature Dr)
High Water :
Hwy 19 (Hwy 12 to Hwy 78)
CTH F (CTH FF to Pleasant Valley Rd)
A Detour has been set up in Sauk County detouring traffic from Hwy 14 to Hwy 60 to Hwy 12.
Additionally, Dane County is declaring a slow, no wake on Lakes Mendota, Monona, and Waubesa effective immediately. Lakes saw significant rises in water levels overnight.
Private property owners with damage are being asked to call 2-1-1.
Businesses that have experienced flood damage are encouraged to contact their local unit of government to document those losses in preparation of a possible disaster assistance application.