Local and state elected officials and Kenosha County Emergency Management personnel updated the community on ongoing flood recovery efforts in a news conference this afternoon at the former Silver Lake Village Hall in the Village of Salem Lakes.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Dave Ross, State Representative Samantha Kerkman and Kenosha County Supervisor Erin Decker were among a group of government officials who toured flood-damaged areas this morning.
Kerkman and Sheriff’s Department officials remind onlookers to avoid these areas, if possible, as recovery efforts continue.
Highway 50, which has been closed at the Fox River since last week, will remain closed until Tuesday at the earliest. While the water on the roadway is receding, Kerkman noted that Ross said the roadbed underneath the pavement must dry out before the highway reopens.
Video of the news conference is available on the Kenosha County Government Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/kenoshacountygovt/.
In other developments today:
Highway 50 at the Fox River bridge (Highway W)
Highway W north of Highway F
Highway B between highways F and AH
Highway EA between highways S and L