GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

Flooding leads to road closures in Green Bay area

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Editor’s Note: This story was updated Monday, May 18, at 10:35 a.m. to include additional affected areas identified by Green Bay Police.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The rain doesn’t seem to be slowing down after falling all day Sunday and into early Monday, leading to flooding in parts of the viewing area.

Green Bay Police have announced the following road closures:

  • Ashland Avenue at West Walnut Street and School Place will be closed until the water recedes.
  • Shawano Avenue between Oakland Avenue and Hazel Street is currently impassable and will be closed for some time. Officials reported water in the area to be about 1 foot deep shortly before 5 a.m.
  • The 500 block of South Broadway Street is barricaded due to high water issues. The 200 block of South Ashland Avenue is closed for the same reason.
  • North Broadway Street at Prairie Avenue is experiencing flooding and signs have been placed to warn drivers.

Drivers are encouraged to find alternate roadways if they must travel this morning. In a 10:30 a.m. update, Green Bay Police say the flooding in these areas “are showing signs of improvement and some roads may be passable at this time.”

Barricades and signage will remain in place until the roadways are deemed safe for motorists.

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Authorities reported high water levels at the Green Bay Metro Boat Launch overnight, saying the piers were unreachable.

As of 10:30 a.m., Green Bay Police say they are receiving information that the city’s east side is also being impacted by flooding. Some roadways are beginning to experience high water, especially those along the East and Fox rivers. Roads will be closed as necessary, according to police.

“This weather event is anticipated to continue for some time. A notification will be sent once the water levels recede to a point where travel is safe,” Green Bay Police said in a release.

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