Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Subject: Street Flooding
Date: July 14, 2010
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Contact: Jon Urben, Public Information Officer (920) 236-5169

Due to heavy rains the City of Oshkosh has activated the Emergency Operations Center to monitor and address standing water and flooding on various city streets. Motorists are urged to avoid the following streets and areas due to problems created by standing water and downed electrical lines:

 9th Avenue between Ohio Street and Dakota Street;
 9th Avenue between Knapp Street and Sawyer Street;
 Intersection of Adams and Josslyn;
 County Road A near Shadow Lane;
 Ohio Street from 9th Avenue to 12th Avenue;
 Intersection of Westhaven Drive and Westhaven Circle;
 Westfield Street north of Witzel Avenue;
 Witzel Avenue east and west of Westhaven Drive;
 200 block of Bowen Street;
 Maricopa Drive from Dickinson Avenue to Covington Drive;
 Intersection of Melvin Avenue and Evans Street;
 Intersection of Jackson Street and Melvin Avenue;
 Intersection of 4th Avenue and Sawyer Street;
 Intersection of Grand Street and Nevada Avenue.
 Intersection of 6th Avenue and Minnesota Street;
 Intersection of Main Street and Lincoln Avenue.
 20th Avenue from Knapp Street to Ohio Street.
 20th Avenue from Westhaven Drive to Universal Street.
 20th Avenue west of Oakwood Road

The City of Oshkosh, Winnebago County Emergency Management and Wisconsin Public Service are working cooperatively on this situation and will continue to monitor and address the flooding problems into the evening.

For residents with water in their basements Wisconsin Public Service notes there should not be any safety concerns unless the water level reaches their circuit breaker box, their gas meter is underwater or they smell natural gas. If this is the case residents are urged to call 911 and follow the directions of the dispatcher.

For any other questions or concerns residents can contact the Police Department’s Non-Emergency number at 236-5700.

Thank you for your understanding and patience throughout this incident.


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