KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - State officials have shut down a five-mile stretch of Highway 50 in Kenosha County because of flooding of the nearby Fox River.
The highway was closed Friday morning from about Highway 83 in Wheatland to Highway 75 near Paddock Lake.
Lindsay Schmidt of the state Department of Transportation says the closure is indefinite but the highway isn't likely to reopen before Saturday.
She says authorities tried to keep the road open as long as they could, but the rising flood waters were just getting too close to the road.
The DOT's website says the only other road closure in southeastern Wisconsin is in Milwaukee County, where southbound lanes of Highway 241 were shut down in Oak Creek.
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