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Gov. Walker declares emergency due to flooding in northern Wisconsin

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(WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency in eight counties in northern Wisconsin after severe flooding.

The counties included in the declaration are Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn.

“Heavy rainstorms overnight caused widespread damage across the Northwest,” Governor Walker said. “I express my thanks and appreciation to all of the first responders and officials in the area who are working hard to manage the situation. I am instructing the Wisconsin National Guard and all state agencies to aide those affected by the storms.”

Gov. Walker planned to speak with local residents and survey the damage Tuesday evening.

A number of roads and highways in northern Wisconsin are damaged. Here is a list as reported by the state:

Ashland County: U.S. Highway 2 at Sum Road, U.S. Highway 2 at Denomie Creek, WIS 13 at Silver Creek and Trout Brook, and WIS 169 at Bad River and Tyler Forks

Bayfield County: WIS 137 at Whipperfurth Road, and U.S Highway 63 at Twentymile Creek and U.S. Highway 63 in Bibon Swamp

Iron County: WIS 122 at U.S Highway 2 and Parker Creek, WIS 169 at Vaughn Creek and U.S. Highway 2

Washburn County: Portions of WIS 77 

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