Part of interstate closed north of Milwaukee due to flooding


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MILWAUKEE — An interstate was closed north of Milwaukee after several vehicles became partially submerged in flood water due to heavy rain.

Ozaukee County Sheriff's Lt. Cory McCormick says no one was hurt when the water flooding their vehicles in the southbound lanes of Interstate 43 early Thursday. The sheriff's department closed about 100 yards of the interstate near the Port Washington exit from about 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Milwaukee received 2.47 inches of rain on Thursday, setting a rainfall record for April 9, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Madison also broke its previous record for the day, with 1.51 inches recorded between midnight and 4 p.m. Thursday.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Milwaukee River near Cedarburg in Ozaukee County Thursday.

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