Wind advisory for all of SE WI from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday

Amtrak Hiawatha service between Chicago and Milwaukee temporarily suspended due to flooding 

MILWAUKEE — Amtrak is resuming service between Milwaukee and Chicago after heavy flooding caused the train to suspend travel between the cities earlier.

Amtrak says service on the Hiawatha line will resume at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 12th.

Heavy thunderstorms are causing travel difficulties around southern Wisconsin because of flooding. Numerous municipalities are dealing with impassable streets.

In Kenosha County, flooding has washed out a section of Highway K near Paddock Lake. In Walworth County, officials were keeping a close eye on the Honey Creek Dam in East Troy.

Forecasters say six-and-a-half inches of rain has fallen in Hales Corners with more than that at Bohners Lake in Racine County.

We Energies reported 7,000 were without power at one point Wednesday, but that number had been reduced to 3,200 by late morning.

Passengers with travel plans can confirm their train’s status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts.

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