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Flooding Forced Closure of College Ave. Sunday

The eastbound lanes near the tunnel had about three feet of water, according to a police report. It's at least the second time high water has forced the closure of the newly-reconstructed College Avenue.

Heavy rains Sunday night caused flooding and forced the closure of College Avenue between Howell and Pennsylvania avenues.

According to an report, cars in the eastbound lanes were turning around inside the tunnel about 7:30 p.m. due to about three feet of water. The Milwaukee County Highway Department and Mitchell Airport crews were called to address the flooding.

It's high water has forced the closure of that stretch of College Avenue since it reopened following a reconstruction and expansion project.

Mark Schaaf May 07, 2012 at 05:58 PM
anyone have any problems with flooding last night?
Christian May 07, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Great engineering there!
Mike in OC May 07, 2012 at 09:05 PM
@markschaaf .... remember the last time the flooding happened they claimed it was because newly planted sod had clogged the sewers.... i would be interested to hear what their claims are this time.
Mark Schaaf May 07, 2012 at 09:44 PM
yeah, I do remember that. I have an email in to the county highway department, hopefully will hear back soon. Just seems weird that it's happened twice already.

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