FIRST ALERT: Police warn public to avoid washed out roads in Oconto County

Heavy rain washed out culverts and undermined roads
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 8:32 PM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 5:45 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Oconto County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of “treacherous conditions” heavy rain on Thursday caused several culverts to wash out roads. Many of the affected roads are north of Highway 22.

A flash flood warning has been issued in Oconto and Marinette Counties.

Oconto County Emergency Management says non-residents are advised to avoid travel in the flooded areas. Residents are urged to use caution when traveling home due to the high water levels. Please avoid any and all roads with standing water.

Oconto County officials provided this map to show highway and road closures as of 5 P.M. Friday, May 13, 2022 (CLICK on the map to see the full-size image):

Oconto County road closures, as of 5 P.M. Friday, May 13, 2022
Oconto County road closures, as of 5 P.M. Friday, May 13, 2022(Oconto County Sheriff's Office)
The closures follow flooding and washed out roads
The closure includes County Highway A, with a four-foot section of road missing

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