Heavy rains swamp section of I-43, strand several motorists

August 17, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Heavy rains that flooded a section of Interstate 43 in the Milwaukee area left several motorists stranded.

The North Shore Fire Department responded to the scene Friday morning to help motorists, some of whom were sitting atop their flooded cars. Four people had to be rescued, and two others got out on their own.

No one was hurt.

The flooding happened where recent construction has narrowed the highway. It backed up morning commute traffic.

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