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TRAVEL ALERT: Several roads remain closed in Jackson Co. following Wednesday storm

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Jackson County (WQOW) - Road crews have been busy making repairs to several streets and roadways that were flooded from Wednesday's storm. But, several roads are still closed in Jackson County at this hour.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the following roads are closed due to partial tree debris blockage and flood:

Township of Franklin:

  • County Road H, near Blackberry Road in the Township of Franklin
  • Lien Road in the Township of Franklin

Township of Garden Valley:

  • Hixton Levis near Highway 121 
  • Jahn Road

Town of Manchester:

  • Hawk Island Road near Scalenton Road

Town of North Bend:

  • Country Road VV near Highway 54/La Crosse County line

Posted on May 18, 2017 (5:57 p.m.):

Jackson County (WQOW) - Several roads are closed in Jackson County after severe weather hit the area Wednesday night.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the following roads are closed due to washouts and trees down:

Township of Franklin:

  • County Road H, near Blackberry Road in the Township of Franklin
  • Lien Road in the Township of Franklin

Township of Garden Valley:

  • Alma Center Road near Moore Road
  • Bopp Road 
  • DeGroot Road near Highway 121 
  • Fees Road near Old Stage Road
  • Giese Road near Bopp Road and Old Stage Road 
  • Hixton Levis near Highway 121 
  • Jahn Road
  • Janke Road near North Branch Road
  • Moore Road near East Feess Road
  • Moore Road near Point B
  • Roden Road near Old Stage and Fees roads

Township of Northfield:

  • Highway G near Highway 121
  • Highway 121 near Larson Road
  • Larson Road near Highway 121
  • Highway 121 near DeGroot Road

Posted on May 17, 2017 (9:21 p.m.):

Jackson County (WQOW) - Jackson County emergency officials are urging you not to travel in the area at this hour.

According to a press release, the Jackson County Emergency Management said tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Jackson County has caused many trees and power lines to be down.

Jackson County emergency crews are advising travel is not safe at this time in the area.

“With the number of trees and power lines down coupled with the flood damage from earlier today and inadequate light at night, it is not safe to travel on the roads right now," said Kristina Page, Jackson County Emergency Management Coordinator. "We are urging people to restrict their travel to emergencies only.”

People are being asked to report damage to their property at "211" or 1-800-362-8255.

Jackson County officials said there are numerous power outages throughout Jackson County as of Wednesday night. Power companies have been notified and are working to restore power. At this time, there is no estimate on the number of people affected by the outages.

Earlier Wednesday, the Jackson County Emergency Management said heavy rain caused several roadways to flood. During a visit in Chetek on Wednesday, Governor Scott Walker declared Jackson County, along with Barron and Rusk counties.

Crews are urging people not to drive through the flooded areas. 

Current road closures are below:

Highway 121 at Highway G to DeGroot Road

County Road F near Dunlap Road

County Road G from Highway 121 to Jacobson Road

Town of Northfield

  • W. Schmerhorn Road
  • May Coulee Road
  • Larson Road
  • Samuelson Road
  • Steen Road

Town of Northfield

  • West Schmerhorn Road
  • May Coulee Road
  • Larson Road
  • Samuelson Road
  • Steen Road

Town of Garden Valley

  • Jahn Road
  • DeGroot Road
  • Roden Road
  • Moore Road
  • NW Burnette Road
  • Janke Road
  • Hixton Levis Road

Town of Adams

  • Evergreen Road
  • West Road

Town of Alma

  • Dunlap Road
  • Sand Road
  • South Alma Center Road

Town of Hixton

  • Burton Road

Town of Curran

  • Green Acres Road
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