Flooding closes roads in Oshkosh

Published 04/12 2014 10:45PM

Updated 04/12 2014 10:53PM

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) Heavy rain caused several roads to flood in downtown Oshkosh Saturday.

Oshkosh police told local 5 they have been inuandated with calls of stalled vehicles and completely submerged roads all afternoon.

College student Ashley Kaeser was coming home from work when she flooded her engine.

"I've never seen this much water in the street," Kaeser said. "It was scary coming through. I didn't see it coming."

Tow trucks have been working around the clock to meet the sudden demand.

"All of the sudden the phone started rinking and we were calling in more trucks," said Paul Lonning, tow truck driver.

Besides the flooing, straight-line winds damaged parts of the Village of Cleveland, including a canopy at Cleveland Elementary School and dozens of trees in southern Manitowoc County.

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