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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Flood-related road closure update

While there has been no significant rainfall since Wednesday, some areas of Kenosha County remain flooded. Some roads remain completely closed.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth is continuing to work with Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, the Kenosha County Department of Public Works, the Kenosha County Division of Health, and state and local authorities to manage this crisis.

Sheriff David Beth, in collaboration with Salem Lakes Village Administrator Patrick Casey, will hold a meeting where citizens are invited to attend with any questions or concerns at 2 p.m. today, July 14, at the former Silver Lake Village Hall, 113 S. First Street, in the Village of Salem Lakes.

At this time, state Highway 50 remains completely closed at the Fox River in the Town of Wheatland. This closure is now expected to last until Tuesday. Also closed is county Highway F at the Fox River. Highway C remains open to traffic over the Fox River in Wilmot.

Motorists traversing across Kenosha County are directed to take the following detour off of Highway 50:

Motorists traveling west from Kenosha: Turn south on Highway 83 (Antioch Road), west on Highway C (Wilmot Road) through Wilmot, then north on Highway KD back to Highway 50.  

Motorists traveling east from Lake Geneva: Turn south on Highway KD, east on Highway C, then north on Highway 83 back to Highway 50.

Additional road closures that remain in effect are:

• Highway C between highways D and 45

• Highway MB between highways 50 and C

• Highway KR between highways EA and H

• Highway JB west of Highway 83

• Highway K between highways 45 and 75

• Highway F between highways B and FR

• Highway B between highways F and AH

• Highway W between highways 50 and KD

• Highway O between Geneva Road and Highway F

• Highway ML at the Interstate 94 East Frontage Road.  

Road conditions are constantly changing, but overall the floodwaters appear to be trending lower. At this point there has been no report of injuries in Kenosha County.

All motorists are advised to never drive past any Road Closed sign or barricade. Driving through standing water is unsafe and must be avoided.

Those with further questions may contact the following offices:

• Kenosha County Emergency Management, 262-605-7900

• Kenosha County Public Works, 262-857-1870

• Kenosha County Division of Health, 262-605-6700

• American Red Cross, 800-236-8680

Anyone experiencing an emergency should call 911.


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