I-43 reopened at Good Hope Road after being closed twice for flooding
Updated: 11:05 a.m. on August 17, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Both the southbound and northbound lanes of I-43 at Good Hope Road are now closed due to flooding.
It is the second time Friday that both lanes were closed following heavy rains.
Skies are clear now -- but what a mess earlier. Here's a look at the flash flooding that our drivers & thousands of other commuters dealt with on I-43. pic.twitter.com/AD3H4pwgRT— RideMCTS (@RideMCTS) August 17, 2018
Updated: 10:56 a.m. on August 17, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The southbound lanes of I-43 at Good Hope Road have been closed again Friday due to flooding.
Updated: 9:29 a.m. on August 17, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- All lanes at I-43 near Good Hope Road have been reopened after heavy rains Friday morning.
Updated: 8:46 a.m. on August 17, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Northbound traffic is moving on I-43 near Good Hope Road following heavy rains Friday morning.
One lane has reopened along I43NB following a freeway closure due to flooding. SB remains closed. @CBS58#ReadyTrafficpic.twitter.com/Rz3VmC0sjR— Andy Brovelli (@ABrovelli) August 17, 2018
The southbound lanes of I-43 in Fox Point are still closed, according to the Department of Transportation.
Posted: 7:17 a.m. on August 17, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- I-43 in Fox Point is blocked in both directions due to heavy rain, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Reports of ponding and some flooding along I-43 NB/SB in Fox Point, just north of Milwaukee, at mile market 80! pic.twitter.com/qKi6lEn2jf— Chris Nelson (@1ChrisNelson) August 17, 2018
Traffic is expected to be blocked for about two hours. Drivers should use alternate routes.
I43NB and SB shutdown in Fox Point due to flooded roads. Use Port Washington Rd as an alternate. @CBS58#ReadyTrafficpic.twitter.com/GVFjbamd6S— Andy Brovelli (@ABrovelli) August 17, 2018
According to the Associated Press, the North Shore Fire Department responded to the scene Friday morning to help motorists, some of whom were sitting atop their flooded cars. There were no immediate reports of any injuries. The flooding happened where recent construction has narrowed the highway. It backed up morning commute traffic
This is a developing story. Stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates.