'Historic' level flooding closes down Plover roads, residents asked to limit water usageSubmitted: 03/15/2019
'Historic' level flooding closes down Plover roads, residents asked to limit water usage
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
News Director

Photos By Courtesy: Point/Plover Metro Wire

PLOVER - Cars stalled out and roads closed in Plover due to flooding the village has never seen before, according to Administrator Daniel Mahoney.

The village shut down about a two-mile stretch of Highway 54 from Foremost Drive east to I-39.  It also closed 12 other roads in the area (a full list is below).

"Please be aware that this flooding is an historic event that the Village of Plover has not experienced before," Mahoney wrote in a media update.

According to Brandi Makuski with the Point/Plover Metro Wire, the flooding started affecting the southern part of the village on Thursday night.

Mahoney is requesting people who live in Plover limit their water use through the weekend to help the village wastewater system catch up. That includes cutting back on clothes washing, dishes, baths and showers.

The Red Cross, State Patrol, DNR, and United Way are all helping Plover and Portage County with the flooding.

Full list of current road closures (as of 2:21 p.m. Friday)

CTH 54 from Foremost Drive to I39
CTH B (Plover Road) from Post Road to I39
Hoover Avenue from CTH B to Cedar Drive
Elm St at Willard & Newby
Hickory Dr between Post & Seventh
Nottingham Dr entire length
Crabtree Ave entire length
Lexington Pl, Pendleton Pl, Worthington Pl entire length
Kensington Pl north of Forest
Mirage Cir entire length
Key Ln entire length
Adams St between Magnolia & Plover Springs
Twin Towers Drive

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