Bayfield County: Highway N to be closed for several weeks due to flooding

DRUMMOND, WI — Due to high water levels and flooding, Bayfield County officials say County Highway N between Drummond and Barnes will be closed for several weeks.

The highway is closed between Hiatt Road to the west and Pigeon Lake Road to the east, which is the same area where high waters rose during flooding in June 2018.

County officials say the closure began on Tuesday.

According to county officials, Pigeon Lake drains a large area, and has no outlet, and water levels have remained high throughout the spring season from last year, despite the eastern part of the road being raised by more than two feet during the fall of 2018.

Due to snow melt and rain, water levels have risen more than six inches above the roadway in multiple areas, and officials say those water levels are expected to rise.

County workers say they are working to find shorter detour routes, and a solution to the high water level.

Eastbound traffic is being detoured on County Highway A north to Iron River, then east on US 2 to Highway 63 and south to Drummond, which is about a 60 minute detour.

Westbound traffic is detoured on Highway 63 north to US 2, west to County Highway A in Iron River and south on County Highway A, which is also a 60 minute detour.

Detour routes can also be found by clicking here on a mobile device, or by scrolling below.

Anyone with questions can contact Bayfield County Emergency Management at 715-292-45651.

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