Friday, 5/13/2022, 9:45 p.m.

OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – As we head into the overnight hours, Oconto County officials have given an update on several roads that have been affected by the flood emergency.

Officials say that County Highway K and County Highway I are passable for emergency vehicles only, but are still closed to the public until further notice.

County Highway A from County Highway I to Sunshine Road is closed with most of it underwater.

Belgian Road and Alsteen Road intersection is considered too deep and is not passable.

Burg Road, Sunshine Road, and Goatsville Road, Sunnybrook is all underwater and the town is out of signs so officials are not recommending travel in the Town of Lena.

County Highway A from Buseman to County Highway G remains closed alongside County Highway K from County Highway A to Valley Line.

The following roads have reopened:

  • Lee Lake Road
  • Brazeau Town Hall Lane
  • Section 8 Church Road
  • Goldhorn Road by County Highway Q
  • County Highway G and Highway 22/32
  • Benz Lane
  • Prausa Lane

Update: Flood emergency in Oconto Co. results in road closures

FRIDAY 5/13/2022 5:07 p.m.

OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Oconto County has issued a flood emergency on Friday afternoon due to flooding and high water.

According to the Oconto County Emergency Management, portions of Oconto County, mainly through the mid-central portion, have a number of roads closed and/or have been rendered impassable due to the high water.

Officials have released the following road map for the latest closures and hazards.

During this time, the public is advised to avoid water-hazard flooded areas.

Additionally, officials are urging residents not to drive into flooded roadways or around barricades as roads may have collapsed under the water.

The Oconto County Highway Department, Emergency Management Department, and the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office say they will continue to monitor and assess the flooded roadways and water damage.

Original Story: Oconto County issues flood emergency; sheriff says to avoid flooded roads

FRIDAY 5/13/2022 12:33 a.m.

OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Parts of Oconto County are under a flood emergency.

The county is under a flash flood warning until 1:15 a.m. Friday morning.

In a Facebook post, the Oconto County sheriff’s office writes that heavy rainfall has caused several roads to flood creating potentially dangerous conditions.

Those roads include:

  • Lee Lake Road between Brazeau Town Hall and County Road B
  • County Road V from Highway 32 south to Tillman Road, Town of Maple Valley.
  • County Road B from west County Road A to west County Road M
  • County Road A from Highway 32 to County Road G
  • Arndt Road between North Porcupine Lake Road and County Road B
  • County Road M between the Oconto River and Red Bank Road
  • County Road K from County Road A to County Road M
  • Erickson Road
  • Brock Road
  • CTH B north of STH 22
  • CTH K north of STH 22
  • CTH A, CTH G, HWY 32 north of Gillett

The sheriff’s office tells residents to avoid these roads and other roads that may have standing water on them.

They also said that the Oconto County Highway Department and Oconto County Sheriff’s Office will continue to monitor the flooded roadways throughout the night.