Cornucopia, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Bayfield County Highway Department has closed State Highway 13 west of Cornucopia to the Bayfield/Douglas County line.
“This is a precautionary move at the present,” stated Paul Johanik, Bayfield County Highway Superintendent. “We won’t know what damage has been done to the roadway until the 6 to 10 inches of water recedes and we can further assess the damage.”
Local highway departments are currently assessing for flooding and road damage throughout the county. Barricades, flashing lights, or “high water” signs will mark unsafe areas as they are identified.
The condition of roadways will continue to be assessed as weather conditions change throughout the day. The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department is encouraging everyone to drive with extra caution. Please remember: water over the roadway may mask serious damage to the roadway underneath. “Turn around. Don’t drown.”