Winds expected to help ease flooding concerns

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- Emergency officials in Brown County are asking residents in flood prone areas to continue to monitor river levels. A Flood Warning is in effect until Sunday night.

Flooding in Oconto. Photos: Kim Hipke McDonald

The warning covers the Fox River and East River in the Green Bay area.

The National Weather Service says water levels were rising due to runoff from the overnight rain, and northeast winds. Those winds prevent water from flowing into the Bay of Green Bay.

There is some good news--winds are expected to shift northwest this afternoon. That will help the water flow into the Bay.

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department says those living in areas that are prone to flooding should be prepared to leave, if necessary.

In Suamico, Sunset Beach Road is closed at the Suamico Boat Launch. That impacts access to Sunset Beach Ln. Suamico Police ask drivers to avoid Lineville Road, Longtail Beach Lane, Harbor Lights Lane, Hook Road and Brown Road.

The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon canceled the full marathon due to flooding on the Fox River Trail. The half marathon continued as scheduled.

In Oconto, viewer Kim Hipke McDonald shared photos of flooding on County N, south of Oconto City Park. "We have little fish in our front yard swimming," McDonald says.

Oconto County Emergency Management says waters have been receding an conditions should improve when wind directions change.

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