All of this rain is not making it easy to get around
In addition to flooding .
it brought mudslides, damaged roads and a closed a
News 8's Madalyn O'Neill has more on some of the damage
in La Crosse County.
Martha and Mike ...
According to emergency management, La Crosse County
has escaped many of the heavier rainfalls this summer
but this one was different.
We went to the north central area of the county, where
highway 108 between county roads DE and T is closed
from high water.
We caught up with locals at a Mindoro Min-door-Oh
restaurant who say this is the worst flooding they've
seen in awhile.
We pass a couple hours playing cards, all the old
Cindy's in Mindoro is an every day hang out for the
Every day, three or four times a day.
But today was not the every-day experience.
The weather has been bad really bad .
Now with no electricity I don't like it.
We're had the power go off like it has before but
then it'd go back on.
this time its' staying off.
THUNDER oh you have to there it is right thunder thunder
and lightning all night long.
There have been plenty of storms this summer .
but in this area, this may be the worst yet.
For me it has.
Outside the restaurant's shelter ...
There are more slides and washouts than there are
One mudslide on county road T-A took a powerline with
That's a very, very dangerous situation.
And flooding is making it hard to get around.
On DE and 108 I had to go through about 6 inches of
water flowing across the road I didn't know if i could
make it across.
That part of highway 108 is now closed.
The creak is usually mild, now it's raging water though
there ...We wont know til the rain comes down whether
that road is even still there.
And with a forecast predicting even more rain .
that high water might not come down anytime soon.
On top of what we already received, this spells trouble
for everyone tonight.
Back at Cindy's.
it looks like it will take more than rain and a little
Nope its not going to stop those guys.
To keep this crew from their game.
I think they will play cards yep.
In Mindoro, Madalyn O'Neill, News 8
That power outage affected the greater downtown Mindoro
The La Crosse County emergency management coordinator
is warning everyone in the viewing area to prepare
for storms tonight, and stay off the roads if at all
He says that segment of highway 108 will be closed
at least throughout the night.
We'll be keeping an eye on the weather throughout
We also have a running list of road closures on our
news 8 thousand dot com.