Flood Information

Flood Information

Residents should continue to call 2-1-1 to report damages.  After reporting to 2-1-1, contact the clerk at 608-424-3848 to fill out a Damage Inspect Form.

The following instructions must be followed precisely for a reliable test. You must test your water the morning of Wednesday, August 29th and return the sample to Montrose Town Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on August 29th.  The sample is only viable for a short time.  For more dates contact the Town Clerk 608-424-3848 or stop at the Montrose Town Hall

If you need assistance with clean up, contact Town Clerk at 608-424-3848 for more information.

As of 8/24/18 WE Energies is working to restore gas service to the Frenchtown Road area.  The gas line is across the Sugar River south of the bridge located at the east end of Frenchtown Rd and the intersection of Frenchtown Rd and Moorehead Rd.

Dane County Emergency Management has submitted preliminary costs to State of Wisconsin to see if the state will qualify for Federal assistance.

Public Health Madison & Dane County http://www.publichealthmdc.com/

Free Water Testing kits will be available for pick up at Montrose Town Hall, 1341 Diane Avenue, Belleville WI 53508 on Monday August 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Kits will have full instructions

Septic Systems-If problems contact a licensed plumber who will get the necessary permits and owner should then contact Public Health Madison Dane County at http://publichealthmdc.com

Public Health Madison Dane County recommends NOT pumping holding tanks dry. If the ground is saturated and the holding tank is empty it could shift positions. If the tank shifts or pops out of the ground, contact a licensed professional plumber.

If well has been contaminated it must be cleaned and inspected by licensed professional plumbers.

To be eligible for Federal Assistance (if available) you must precisely document the incident (written & photos), keep all copies of contracts, receipts etc. and only licensed professionals can do the work.

Flood website to assist with information https://dcflood.countyofdane.com

Household Emergency Plan http://danedocs.countyofdane.com

2-1-1 http://211.org/services/national-events


FLOOD WATERS TOOLKIT         https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00631.pdf

WATER TESTING http://www.publichealthmdc.com/environmental-health/laboratory-services/drinking-water-testing

EMERGENCY HANDBOOK FOR FOOD MANAGERS https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/docs/apc/apc_emergency_handbook_for_food_managers.pdf

PROPERLY CLEANING UP AFTER FLOODS http://www.publichealthmdc.com/news/properly-cleaning-up-after-floods


Flooding Update

845 AM Flooding Update – Dane County Emergency Management

County Executive Joe Parisi is declaring a state of emergency following last night’s record rains and ongoing flooding affecting Dane County.

Dane County is declaring a slow, no wake on Lakes Mendota, Monona, and Waubesa effective immediately. Lakes have seen significant rises in water levels overnight.

Highway M in the Town of Westport is now closed between Fox Bluff Road and Signature Drive due to a washout.

There continue to be reports of flooding affecting roads and homes across the western half of Dane County and a number of highways remain closed.

The Highway 14 bridge over Black Earth Creek has washed out. The state has closed Highway 14 at Highway 60 in Sauk County. Traffic is being detoured from Highway 14 to Highway 60 to Highway 12.

Private property owners with damage are being asked to call 2-1-1.

Businesses that have experienced flood damage are encouraged to contact their local unit of government to document those losses in preparation of a possible disaster assistance application.

7 AM Flooding Update – Dane County Emergency Management

A number of city, county, state, and town roads remain closed because of last evening’s records rains:

*Hwy 14 Bridge in Black Earth

*Hwy 14 from the Beltline west to Black Earth

*Highway KP Cross Plains to Mazomanie

*Highway F (Highway 19 to Highway 14)

*Beltline ramps closed at Greenway

*Beltline ramps closed at Highway 14

*Highway 69 Riverside to County Highway PB

*Highway 78 County Highway A to Green County

*Highway 78 Highway 14 to Highway 19

*County Highway H Highway A to Highway 78

*County Highway Z Highway 78 to County Highway E

*County Highway J Old Military Road to County Highway S

*County Highway G at Highway J

Roads with High Water:

Highway 19 from Highway 12 to Highway 78

County Highway F from Hwy FF to Pleasant Valley Road

There are a number of additional street closures on the west side of the City of Madison.

Those with damage are being asked to call 2-1-1.

Additional updates will be issued this morning.

6 AM Flooding Update – Dane County Emergency Management

Morning commuters, especially in western Dane County are encouraged to use extreme caution driving this morning.

Significant flooding is ongoing in the Black Earth, Mazomanie, and Cross Plains areas! Water remains over a number of roads and dozens of water rescues were performed by emergency responders overnight.

Reverse 911 is being used to encourage residents of Mazomanie – east of Bridge Street and north of Hudson to evacuate immediately. A temporary shelter has been established at the Mazomanie Village Hall/Fire Station. Black Earth Creek continues to rise and has already surpassed its previous record high level. The Highway 14 bridge over Black Earth Creek is reported to be damaged/washed out.

Please avoid this area!

A number of city, county, state, and town roads remain closed because of last evening’s records rains:

*Hwy 92 from County Highway A to County Highway U

*Hwy 14 from the Beltline west to Highway 78

*Highway 19 from Highway 12 to Highway 78

*Highway 78 from Highways 19 to 14

*Highway 78 from County Highway A south to Green County Highway H

*County Highway P from Hwy K to Hwy 14 and Hwy S to Hwy 14

*Highway 69 at Chalet Road

*Highway 151 at Beet Road

*Highway F from Highway 19 to Highway 14

*Highway KP from Black Earth to Cross Plains

*Highway Z from E to Hwy 78

*Highway J from Old Military Road to P

*Highway G from S to Marsh Lane

*Greenway Cross Off Ramps from Beltline

5 AM Flooding Update – Dane County Emergency Management

Rains in western Dane County broke a Wisconsin state record for heaviest amount to fall in a 24 hour period.

Black Earth Creek is flooding and has hit a new record high flood stage. Evacuations along the creek are underway in the Villages of Black Earth, Cross Plains, and Mazomanie. Black Earth residents are going to Heights Lutheran Church while residents in Mazomanie and Cross Plains are going to their community’s respective fire stations.

Local first responders were called to dozens of water rescues from people trapped in vehicles overnight. If you come across a road with water please turn around and don’t drown – it can be difficult to tell how deep the water is and how quickly it’s moving.

A number of city, county, state, and town roads remain closed because of last evening’s records rains.

*Hwy 92 from County Highway A to County Highway U

*Hwy 14 from the Beltline west to Highway 78

*Highway 19 from Highway 12 to Highway 78

*Highway 78 from Highways 19 to 14

*Highway 78 from County Highway A south to Green County Highway H

*County Highway P from Hwy K to Hwy 14 and Hwy S to Hwy 14

*Highway 69 at Chalet Road

*Highway 151 at Beet Road

*Highway F from Highway 19 to Highway 14

*Highway KP from Black Earth to Cross Plains

*Highway Z from E to Hwy 78

*Highway J from Old Military Road to P

*Highway G from S to Marsh Lane

*Greenway Cross Off Ramps from Beltline




Updated Electronic Information

Household survey shows many residents are storing unwanted electronics

In early 2016, the Department of Natural Resources conducted a statewide household recycling survey that included several questions on electronics recycling.

Key takeaways from the 2016 survey include:

  • There is still a lot of material to recycle. Based on the survey, the DNR estimates there are more than 8 million TVs, computers and cell phones in state households that are no longer being used. A large share of residents who stopped using an electronic device in the previous year put it into storage instead of recycling, selling or donating it.
  • DNR surveys have shown increasing recycling of electronics over time, but in 2016, the percentage of respondents who had put TVs and computers in the trash also increased. This is something to watch, and indicates there is room for collectors, recyclers and manufacturers to more strongly promote computer recycling, which is often free.
  • Residents’ level of concern over data security indicates this is an area on which the DNR and electronics collectors and recyclers should focus more attention.
  • The survey showed increased awareness of E-Cycle Wisconsin and where to recycle electronics. Still, nearly one-third of residents didn’t know where to recycle electronics, and this was the top reason cited for being unable to e-cycle.

Complete 2016 survey results

While compiling these detailed results, the DNR discovered errors in survey data included in the E-Cycle Wisconsin 2016 report. An updated version, with revisions to the “Disposal ban awareness and compliance” section, is also available on our website.

E-Cycle Wisconsin 2016 report

Register for May 31 collection site webinar

The DNR will hold a free workshop on electronics collection site best management practices May 31. This workshop will be focused on site-level requirements and best management practices for drop-off sites and events that collect electronics and universal waste.

If you collect or recycle electronics, oversee an electronics collection program, or represent a municipality contracting for e-cycling services, we encourage you to attend. The information will also be useful to anyone wanting to understand the rules and best management practices for collecting electronics and universal waste (such as lamps and batteries). The workshop will provide an update on the E-Cycle Wisconsin program and information to help you find reputable recyclers to manage your electronics responsibly.

We have reached capacity for our meeting room, but have a webinar option via Skype. If you select this option on the registration form, you will receive an invitation to the Skype meeting with a link and call-in number. The meeting will not be recorded.

Date and time: Wednesday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact: Sarah Murray, 608-264-6001 View agenda  Register for webinar

Updated electronics collection site list

There have been several updates to our list of registered electronics collection sites, including the addition of  upcoming one-day collection events throughout the state.

Full list of registered collection sites.

Sarah Murray, E-Cycle Wisconsin

Waste and Materials Management Program, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Public Health – Madison & Dane County


Contact: Jeff Golden

(608) 243-0302

Free Breast Cancer Screening Available

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Madison WI – October 10, 2016 – Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and is the second most common cause of death from cancer. Although early diagnosis can help create better outcomes, access to screening can be limited among people with low incomes and who lack health insurance.

To reduce barriers to screening and treatment, the Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) offers free breast exams, mammograms and other diagnostic tests for women ages 45-64 (or under 45, for those with a current breast concern), who have limited income and insurance.

Exams are available at more than 35 participating clinics in Dane and Rock County.

According to Kari Sievert, WWWP Program Coordinator, “Enrollment for the program is quick and easy and can be completed over the phone in 10 minutes,”

“It is important to know when to have your first mammogram and how often to be screened”, says Sievert. “Being able to talk with a doctor about your personal circumstances, risk factors and screening options can be life changing. This is a particularly important message for African-American women who tend to be screened and diagnosed less frequently than white women but who die from the disease more often.”

The WWWP in collaboration with the Komen Treatment Access Fund (KTAF), sponsored by Susan G. Komen, has been providing free breast cancer screenings for eligible women in Dane and Rock Counties since 1994. The WWWP & KTAF Programs, administered through Public Health Madison and Dane County, serve more than 600 eligible women each year.

For more information about free breast cancer screenings see: www.wellwomandanecounty.org

For additional information call (608) 242-6392.

Para información en español llame al (608) 242-6235.-END-

An online version of this release is available at