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Officials: Dam in Village of East Troy not in jeopardy, flooding forces closure of Hwy 120

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EAST TROY -- Severe flooding and water was seen flowing over the sides and top of the dam at Highway 120 and Buell Dr. in the Village of East Troy early on Wednesday, July 12th. But officials say the dam is not in jeopardy -- and the spillway is working properly. Officials say reinforcements to the dam last year have helped with this situation.

Officials indicated in a news release that due to the amount of water flow and the expectation of more storms, the decision was made to close Highway 120 as a precautionary measure.

An engineering firm has been requested to inspect the dam and surrounding areas.

The road will remain closed until this inspection has been completed.

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