Friday, June 13, 2008
Day 5: Flooded roadways
Heavy rainfall and a failed dam flooded many towns and roadways. I heard that in one town the Madison Ducks ( you know those amphibian tourist vehicles) were called in to help evacuate people. Everyone who was trying to get anywhere by wheels was channeled into just a few open roadways. I bet even this trucker was cursing the horrific back-ups. It took us 2 hours to go 40 miles and we were going against the worst traffic.
Hat's off to the very nice folks at House of Wisconsin Cheese in Madison. We stopped there because I heard they sold cheese shaped like Wisconsin and had to have some. While there, Keith struck up a conversation with them and before you know it they were online looking onto what roadways and routes we should take. We might have driven right into the flooded areas if not for them.