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Flood Warning--Update

Grant County X is closed from the 11000 block south to Gasner Hollow Road in the Wyalusing area


PRESS RELEASE – RIVER STILL RISING ST. FERIOLE ISLAND CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

DATE OF RELEASE: IMMEDIATE

The latest projections from the National Weather Service have the river reaching a level at or near 20.9 by Monday, July 8, 2024.

ST. FERIOLE ISLAND – Closed to all general public motor vehicles. Passes will be available for business owners to allow for them to check on their business and/or city parks. The Island will remain closed until further notice.

SANDBAG OPERATIONS – We currently have bags that have been filled and delivered to the location at the corner of East Washington St. and North Ohio St. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections will continue to fill additional bags starting today. The city will assist the elderly and handicapped with placing sandbags if needed; please call the EOC at 608-326-0266.

FLOOD GATE - The flood gate on Wells Street in Prairie du Chien has been closed due to rising projections.

RIVER TRAFFIC – Traffic on the Mississippi River in Crawford County will be restricted, by order of Sheriff Dale McCullick and Mayor Dave Hemmer, once the river passes 19.5 feet. All of the slow no wake buoys that we could find were brought to shore. If you are out on the river when the water recedes and you locate a buoy, please contact City Hall at 608-326-6406. The slow no wake is still in effect.

EVENTS – The Farmers Market and Music in the Park is not happening this week because of the 4th of July.

STREET CLOSURES CURRENTLY IN EFFECT

• North Main Street is closed from Court Street to Frederick Street

• 1st Street from Wells Street to Brunson Street

• The Washington Street Bridge

• All roads on St. Feriole Island

All street closures are subject to change depending on water levels and/or additional rain.

For more information on street closures and other flood-related news, please refer to the City of Prairie du Chien website – Prairie du Chien, WI (cityofpdc.com) or Facebook pages from the City of Prairie du Chien and Crawford County Emergency Management.


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