Homeowners in West Allis worry about flooding
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WEST ALLIS - Rushing water created problems in Milwaukee County on Wednesday, and is creating a lot of anxiety for those who live along the Root River.
The river creeps up onto the road in several spots in West Allis, and homeowners said they are keeping a close eye on the forecast.
“[I’m] just looking for a way I can walk, without drowning!” said Joe Monigal.
Greg Malkowski drove around Wednesday checking out the flooded areas.
“The creek always raises up,” said Malkowski.
In West Allis, they've had to close the Root River Parkway and it’s easy to see why. The water goes across the road.
“It makes us nervous because we have had problems just getting to our house because they will shut down National Avenue, Root River Parkway, and you have to try to come in from the back way,” Linda Gruichich said.
Homeowners watch the water levels rise as the rain continues to fall.
Homeowners said the one good thing about the river is that the water usually recedes just as quickly as it builds up.
Lacey Crisp contributed to this story.