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Flooding begins to recede in Plover, water restrictions lifted

By Patrick Lynn

A portion of State Hwy. 54 in Plover has been reopened by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Hwy. 54 between the village’s western limits to the Bus. 51/County Hwy. B intersection was reopened late Friday afternoon. The road remains closed from the between Bus. 51/County Hwy. B intersection to the roundabout. Detour routes are posted.

But flooding is receding in many areas of the village, according to a news release from Administrator Dan Mahoney, and the village was lifted water restrictions put into effect earlier on Friday.

“Wastewater treatment facilities are returning to normal,” he said. “Village residents can return to normal water usage.”

Springville Pond levels have also returned to normal for this time of year, he said; within 12.5” of average water levels. All safety measures associated with high water levels for Springville Pond previously enforced earlier on Friday have also been canceled.

Mahoney cautions that several village streets still have standing water and remain closed. Motorists should continue to seek alternative routes when they encounter streets covered with water.

Streets that are currently closed will be reopened as water recedes, he said.

(Courtesy Village of Plover)