Flooding shuts down roads in Walworth, Racine, Kenosha Counties

WALWORTH COUNTY -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation continues to assess roadways for flooding and available detour routes. Motorists are advised to drive with caution Wednesday, July 12th when traveling in impacted areas and are reminded to not drive through standing or flowing water.

Racine County:

  • County KR is closed between the east and west frontage roads under I-41/I-94. No official detour posted.

Walworth County:

  • WIS 120 is closed from County D to WIS 11. No official detour posted.
  • US 12 is closed from County ES to County A. Traffic is being detoured around the closure using County A, County H and local roads.

Flooding video from Lake Geneva (Credit: Dean A.)

Kenosha County:

  • WIS 50 is closed at the Fox River near the town of New Munster. It is suggested that motorists follow alternate routes along WIS 83, WIS 11 and WIS 75 to get around the closure.

A chunk of Highway K, just north of Paddock Lake was washed away due to the water Wednesday. A large part of the pavement was torn up all the way across both lanes.

Sinkhole on Highway K north of Paddock Lake in Kenosha County due to flooding

Sinkhole on Highway K north of Paddock Lake in Kenosha County due to flooding

Officials said due to anticipated flooding, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will implement a closure Wednesday evening along WIS 50 at the Fox River in New Munster in Kenosha County. The closure is to be in place by 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and may be in effect throughout the weekend of July 14th, or until water levels dissipate.

With high water levels on adjacent roadways, and active construction along WIS 142 near Burlington, it is suggested that motorists follow alternate routes along WIS 83, WIS 11 and WIS 75 to get around the closure.

As always, motorists are advised to drive with caution when traveling in impacted areas and are reminded to not drive through standing or flowing water. For up to date closures and detour information visit https://511wi.gov or follow @511WI on Twitter.

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