After a late summer of historic flooding, the melting of recent heavy snows hit Dane County with some late-winter flooding.
In Verona, that resulted in the closure of Hwy. 69 between County PB and Sunset Drive and some other local roads for several days or more.
With people under evacuation and roads closed across the state, Gov. Tony Evers declared a statewide State of Emergency March 15. That morning, Town of Verona clerk/treasurer John Wright emailed town residents to warn them the Sugar River was running over its banks and Highway 69 was closed by 7:30 a.m.
It remained closed as of Tuesday, March 19.
Also closed last week was a stretch of Country View Road and White Crossing Road. Country View reopened after an emergency culvert replacement, town administrator-planner Amanda Arnold reported Monday.
“Now our public works staff will be able to focus on potholes,” she wrote.
Dane County provided sandbags to municipalities across the county, including 80,000 in the City of Madison.
In a news release, Evers thanked first responders “who have been helping those in need.”
“Many residents and communities across our state have been responding to flooding that has impacted homes, businesses, and cities and towns across Wisconsin,” he said.