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Weather Service Warns of Flash Flooding in Wisconsin

Rain fell in Forest Lake early Tuesday. Photo: Photo: KSTP/Chris Knoll Rain fell in Forest Lake early Tuesday.

July 12, 2016 05:26 AM


The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for much of northwestern Wisconsin and is warning motorists to use caution.
    
Parts of eight counties are under the flash flood warning until early Tuesday morning.
    
The weather service office in Duluth, Minnesota, says it has received reports from law enforcement of many state, county and local roads under water in the warned area. It says between 6 to 9 inches of rain has fallen with an addition 2 to 4 inches expected through 2 a.m. in some areas.
    
Affect areas include Grantsburg, Spooner, Hayward, Ashland, Iron River and Trego.

Roads were closed early Tuesday because of flooding.

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Anyone camping near a stream, creek or river was urged to move to higher ground immediately. Motorists should not drive into high water.

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