BOSCOBEL, Wis. (AP) - Mudslides and flooding have closed at least three highways in southwestern Wisconsin, where flash flood watches and warnings are in effect until Wednesday.
A landslide on Highway 61 in Crawford County buried the roadway in mud 25 feet high and 200 yards long, according to the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center. The agency said it hasn't received any reports of injuries, but the slide closed the highway between Highway 60 and the bridge to Boscobel.
Mudslides and debris have also closed Highway 35 from Lynxville to Prairie du Chien, while flooding closed Highway 171 from Highway 27 to 131.
State emergency officials said Tuesday that a boulder fell onto Highway 56 near Genoa, though traffic was able to maneuver around it.
State officials reported that Boscobel, in Grant County, has received nearly 13.1 inches of rain since Friday. Prairie du Chien has gotten nearly 9.7 inches since then and Soldiers Grove has received 8.44 inches. Genoa has gotten 8.4 inches.
Grant County officials reported more than $5 million in flood damage as of Tuesday afternoon. Crawford County officials reported 30 homes have suffered flood damage, with one home destroyed.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Crawford, Grant, Vernon, Kenosha, Lafayette, Green and Rock counties. Forecasts called for another storm system to move into the state Tuesday night that could dump as much as 4 more inches of rain in spots.
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