MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Wisconsin’s largest airport is under water this morning. Officials say Milwaukee’s Mitchell International will not re-open until at least eight o’clock.
Spokesman Ryan McAdams said flood waters remain on the air strips, as well as the roads leading to the airport. Mitchell recorded five point six inches of rain yesterday, but some parts of Milwaukee had up to eight inches.
Dozens of flights were canceled at Mitchell last night and the air traffic controllers had to evacuate for an hour due to a tornado warning. Meanwhile, Interstate-43 north of Milwaukee’s downtown was finally re-opened about 2:30 this morning. It had been closed in both directions since about five yesterday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued a new flash flood watch for all of southern Wisconsin. It continues until tomorrow morning, as more showers and thunderstorms are expected today.