Jackson And Trempealeau Counties Declare Emergencies

Jackson County has been declared a state of emergency after heavy rain there caused flooding and damage to roads. The county's emergency management department says about two dozen roads are closed mainly in the northern part of Jackson County.

Crews worked today to clear fallen trees is to wait for the water to recede before assessing the damage and starting repairs. 

"As for the water receding we're already starting to see a lot of these roads starting to come back. However, we still have to assess those roads and make sure that they're driveable. Just because there's no longer water on it, there could be damage on it that is not quite evident until they are examined."

The emergency management department is also reminding people not to drive through flooding or go around barriers. 

Trempealeau County Declared An Emergency

Leaders in Trempealeau County have declared an emergency as they anticipate more flooding from the Trempealeau River. Amanda Tyler has the latest from Trempealeau County. Farm fields turned to lakes near Whitehall -- and Kendall Miller is making the best out of a bad situation. 

"He said let's go canoeing, so I said alright. We started when it was raining."

While some seize the opportunity to paddle in the flooded fields, this morning sandbags were put in place outside of a dental clinic on the banks of Bugle Lake in Independence. Emergency Director Dan Schreiner said they are keeping a close eye on the forecast for tonight and hoping the roads aren't damaged after water recedes


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