Mid-Continent closes over flooding fears

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Flood waters are encroaching on museum property as of 10 a.m. Thursday.
Two photos, Mid-Continent Railway Museum
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NORTH FREEDOM, Wis. — The Mid-Continent Railway Museum is closing this week to prepare for possible flooding, WKOW-TV reports. The museum is located along the Baraboo River, which has been swollen with rainwater in recent days.

After the last excursion on Wednesday, the railroad began moving some equipment away from the river just in case it overflows its banks. The museum suffered major flooding in 2008 and only recently restored its connection to the nearby Wisconsin & Southern line.

Officials are optimistic that the river will not overflow and, if the water goes back down, the museum will be open for the Labor Day Weekend.

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