UPDATE: Highway 55 reopened

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UPDATE: Highway 55 reopened

MENOMINEE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — According to the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department, Highway 55 has been re-opened. 

Flooding closes portion of HWY 55 in Menominee County

THURSDAY 4/18/19 2:47 p.m.

In a call with Local 5, the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department states Highway 55 between County Highway M east and County Highway M west remains closed due to high water and road washout. 

In a Facebook post just before 8 a.m. Thursday, the sheriff’s department published a video of a flooded Highway 55; a portion of the shoulder also appears to be washed out. 

Officials say they are unsure when the road will be opened and are asking drivers to follow the detour signs at the intersection. 

Barricades have been placed where County M meets Highway 55. Drivers are asked to not cross the barricades or attempt to drive on the road as it may be unstable. 

According to the sheriff’s office, the Wolf River in Keshena is starting to rise, creating concerns downtown near Highway 47. 

Highway M remains open.

At this time, there are no homes or businesses at risk according to law enforcement.

Local 5 has a team on scene. 

For video of the flooding, visit the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/Menominee-County-Sheriffs-Department-Wisconsin-491777507617635/

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