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Heavy rains, flooding continues to hammer southwest Wisconsin

BOSCOBEL, WI (WTAQ) - Another bout of heavy rains and floods hit southwest Wisconsin late Monday night.

The National Weather Service said a mobile home was evacuated at Bagley in Grant County, and there was highway flooding at Bagley and nearby Patch Grove.

Prairie du Chien had almost 1.75 inches of rain in just over an hour-and-a-half. To the east, Janesville had 58 mile an hour winds just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the cleanup continues in Grant County and Boscobel, which had up to 14 inches of rain during the weekend. WKOW-TV in Madison said most of the flood waters were gone Monday – and residents were hoping for the best as more storms are predicted.

Over 100 volunteers helped homeowners with their flood damage – including firefighters who pumped water from basements.

Boscobel Mayor Steve Wetter said it would be hard for many homeowners to fix all their damage, since there’s a lot that regular insurance does not cover.

Steve Braun of Grant County Emergency Management said damage to local roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure is well over $3 million. About 600 homes in the county had at least some flooding, and 20 were severely damaged.

Elsewhere in the region, Highway 61 remains closed in Crawford County due to a large mudslide. Officials said it might be a few days before it re-opens.

Forecasters say all of Wisconsin can expect a chance of more rain Tuesday, with more thunderstorms likely Tuesday night and Wednesday.