Snow plows brought out to clear flooding on I-94 in Waukesha County

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WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- People traveling on I-94 eastbound Monday morning in Waukesha County had to find alternate routes because of significant water on the highway.  

The Waukesha County Highway Department responded to the scene. The highway closed around 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, and didn't reopen until Monday afternoon. 

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) brought out snow plows in an effort to clear water from the roadways. The plows were used to channel water into a drainage system. 

Westbound traffic was rerouted onto State Highway 16 to allow for crews to work. 

Bill Graffin of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District says the city has systems in place to prevent home and business flooding. 

"We have overflow points within the system which are the release valves that help reduce the risk of basement backup and that's our highest priority during a storm," Graffin said. 

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 for the latest. 

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