Sauk County roads reopen after flood

September 11, 2018

Nearly a week of dry weather has allowed the reopening of roads closed due to flooding.

The Sauk County Office of Emergency Management reported Monday that all Reedsburg roads have been reopened.

Two south-side Baraboo streets — Effinger Road and Hill Street — along the Baraboo River had been closed, but were open to traffic Monday.

According to a map on the county Highway Department’s website, parts of County Highway U and Fairfield Roads remain closed. Farmers have placed sandbags along the road to prevent floodwaters from crossing Highway U.

Many roads remain closed in the western part of the county. In La Valle, Cobbledick Road and a short roadway leading to Lake Redstone remain closed. In the town of Winfield, Wadleigh and Hirst roads are closed, as is Old Town Hall Road and a short section of County Highway V.

Other communities saw only scattered closures. Lark Road is closed in the town of Delton. In North Freedom, Diamond Hill Road is closed.

Reopening roads is just part of the county’s effort to recover from the most severe Baraboo River flooding since 2008. On Tuesday a dumpster will be placed at the Winfield Town Hall, where residents can place flood-damaged property.

The city of Baraboo announced Monday it will collect used sandbags at the City Services Center, 450 Roundhouse Court. Many residents placed sandbags around their homes as water levels rose. Those who used large quantities can request delivery of pallets that can hold 50-60 sandbags. They can then be left curbside.

Anyone in need of pallets or help with removing and stacking sandbags should call Emergency Management at 608-355-3200.

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