GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Rain and wind caused rising water levels around Green Bay Monday night, but the higher water has been receding after the rain moved out early Tuesday morning.
Barricades block a closed stretch of Maple Avenue in Green Bay as high water recedes on the morning of May 28, 2019. (WBAY photo)
The steady rain we saw most of Monday and into Tuesday night, combined with wind from the north pushing bay water into the Fox and East Rivers, forced the already-high rivers to rise even higher causing minor flooding.
As of 5:00 a.m., at least one lane in each direction on Ashland Avenue was back open to traffic after the road was closed near Seymour Park overnight because of water over the road.
The water had receded to just puddles on Ashland, but a block away on Maple Avenue, water was covering a stretch of road at 4:30 a.m. that water had almost completely drained within an hour.
The Green Bay Metro Fire Department is warning people in the city about rising waters.
The fire department says the Fox and East Rivers are rising again with Monday night's strong, steady rainfall.
It advises people in flood prone areas to keep monitoring the conditions around them and "be prepared to leave if necessary."
Some streets in the city are being closed because of water in the roadway, including the 300-block of S. Ashland Avenue. Green Bay Police say the Department of Public Works is also monitoring Broadway and Clinton St. and the 100-block of Antoinette St. on the west side; and Cass, Goodell and Suydam Streets along the East River on the east side of the city.
Drivers are reminded not to go around barricades.
Previous flood coverage:
- Flood victims give city leaders an earful at meeting
- Homeowners near East River want pump house fixed after constant flooding
- Winds expected to help ease flooding concerns
- Emergency Management says flooding possible, Green Bay Public Works on standby