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Lower water levels, still flood warning in Rock Co.


JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Rock County officials say the area remains under a flood warning, but water levels on the Rock River are slowly decreasing.

The Rock River is at major flood stage in the Lake Koshkonong and Newville areas, and at moderate flood stage in the Afton area.

Local forecasts are calling for precipitation through next week -- and the water is forecast to rise again -- but the levels are slowly decreasing right now.

Residents who need sandbags are encouraged to contact local officials.

High school students, fire departments, inmate crews and other volunteers have been filling thousands of sandbags and leaving them throughout the county so residents can easily access them.

At this time, the following areas are closed or being monitored by the Rock County Sheriff's Office and 911 Communications Center for flooding concerns:

  • Happy Hollow Park – Closed
  • South River Road – Road Closure from Hwy 11 Bypass/Avalon Rd to South Oakley Rd
  • Mallwood Estates – Lake Shore Drive Closed from East Road 3 St. to East Road 7 St.
  • Mallwood Estates – East Road 9 St. Closed
  • Mallwood Estates – East Road 4 St. through East Road 8 St. east of Ridge Rd. - High waters
  • Summerville Rd Closed north of S CTH J
  • West St. Lawrence between S. CTH H and South Smythe School Rd – High Waters
  • Highway 67 from Highway 140 to S. Northrup Rd – High Waters
  • S. Northrup Rd north of Highway 67 – High Waters
  • Beloit Newark and Nelson Rd – High Waters
  • Sugar River and Sugar River Park – Monitoring water levels
  • Avon Township – Monitoring water levels
  • Milton Township: East County Line Road from N. Vogel Rd to N. Old Highway 26 – High waters

Visit the Rock County Sheriff's Office website for more information on sandbag availability and flooding concerns.

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