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Slope washes away into Waukesha road after Wednesday rain

Posted at 10:23 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 23:23:48-04

Wednesday's rain caused a mess in Waukesha after a dirt slope and part of a road washed away into the street below.

It happened just before 2 p.m. on Pewaukee Road where it merges with North Street in the City of Waukesha.

Originally the mess spilled all the way into both travel lanes of North Street before the city removed the debris.

"It happened pretty quick," said Mike Meyer, who drove by as it happened.

"A bunch of trees and debris came washing into these lanes and blocking everything here," he said.

Meyer says the washout happened after about an hour of consistent rain in Waukesha.

"It was a mess down there," said Todd Schuler, who lives in an apartment above the slope.

He says the drive to his building just got repaved last week.

"I'm more nervous about the drive washing away," he said. "I wouldn’t be surprised to see that wash away with all this rain."

He's lived there about two years and says he hasn't seen this happen before. And after almost daily storms the last week, he says he's ready for the rain to end.

"Good that we got rain but now we’re getting a little too much rain," he said.