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Rainy weekend wreaks havoc on roads

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MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -

The rainy weekend has wreaked havoc on roads.

Most areas in the Wausau region saw between two to three inches of rain. That led to some damage in parts.

On Woodland Drive in the Town of Stettin, just off of County Road O, the Little Rib River ran over the banks and across the road. The road was closed, although some drivers still drove through it.

Also on County Road O in the Town of Stettin, parts of the shoulder were washed out. Marathon County crews spent a lot of time dealing with that Monday.

And on 72nd Avenue in Wausau, water came over the road there. It was closed for a good part of the day Monday. City crews plan to be out Tuesday repairing the shoulder.

"The culverts couldn't take the amount of water that we got so fast, and it goes over the top of the road," said Kris Baguhn, Marathon County Highway supervisor. "Then, usually when it comes off the top of the road, it tends to wash the gravel down into the ditch."

Baguhn said all shoulders and roads were open again as of late Monday afternoon.

Highway crews are still offering that longtime warning—don't drive through water in a flooding situation. They say doing that can be dangerous.

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