Just a heads up for anyone traveling through the midwest this weekend (Jun 13-15, 08), a number of major highways have been closed because of the heavy rain and flooding throughout the region.
I-94 between Milwaukee and Madison is closed to Westbound traffic because the Crawfish River is within inches of the Interstate Bridge. The marked detour will add a good hour to the trip. The Eastbound bridge is several inches higher, so traffic heading to Milwaukee has not been stopped yet.
I-90/94 between I-39/Portage and Mauston, WI (through Wisconsin Dells) is also closed as of this morning. Traffic is being detoured via I-39, but earlier this week WiDOT said it could have to close parts of I-39, as well as another section of I-90/94/39 closer to Madison.
Several sections of these interstates also have off ramps closed and/or lanes closed because of high water.
US-12 from Madison to Wisconsin Dells, a popular alternative to I-90, has also been seeing closures, especially around Baraboo which is one of the worst hit areas from the recent storms.
This is the full list of State Highway closings in Wisconsin.
Portions of I-90 in Minnesota, through Austin/Albert Lea/Rochester areas have been closed at times in recent days. The interstate appears to be open right now, but flooding has closed some other roads in the area.
Iowa also has a number of road closings, including parts of I-380 around Waterloo, but it appears that I-80 is clear at this time.