Storm causes road closures, power outages

PHOTOS: Heavy rains leave behind flooded roads

Tuesday night’s storm has caused a number of problems in southern Wisconsin.

Alliant Energy said 1590 customers were without power in Rock County as of 6:45 a.m. Wednesday following Tuesday night’s storm, but all but 341 had been restored an hour later.

And Beloit police were reporting large branches causing traffic problems at the corner of Milwaukee and Morgan Street and on the Cranston Bridge going over Turtle Creek on the east side of town.

In Dane County, county highway KP between Black Earth and Cross Plains has been closed due to more than 2 feet of water over the highway in spots.

WISC-TV meteorologist Haddie McLean said more than 4 inches of rain fell in the area between Cross Plains and Mount Horeb overnight.

McLean also said there is a slight risk of more severe storms hitting southern Wisconsin Wednesday.

“The highest chances would be north and east of Madison,” McLean said. “But it won’t be as widespread as we had Tuesday night.”

Once the storms pass Wednesday night, southern Wisconsin should be able to dry out for a while. McLean predicts sunny and warm weather going through the weekend.