Monday, August 27, 2018

Six days after the storm in Middleton: Costco recovery underway in earnest, gas station open for business

Latest 2 photos taken yesterday by Retiring Guy

Costco could be open next week.  (, 8/24/2018)
Reported 3 days ago.   About a foot of water covered the sales floor Monday and Tuesday after heavy rains swamped the region but the store also lost power for more than 14 hours. That meant that any frozen or cold items had to be discarded. Food from the deli and bakery were also tossed along with other non-food items that may have come in contact with the water, Koza said. 
It’s unclear if the 153,000-square-foot store will open early next week or later in the week. 
“We just don’t know. There’s a lot of work being done and the goal is to be open as soon as possible,” Koza said. “We lost some of everything.”

Top priority?  That would be the street.  Sidewalk awaits its repair turn.

Photos by Retiring Guy
The water is not nearly as wide -- returning to rivulet status.

What a diff'rence a day or two makes

UW Health Court is open to traffic.

Original 8/22/2018 post starts here.

A top priority will be to repair this stretch of Deming Way, a major access route for Costco and UPS.  (Some Costco employees, mostly, and shoppers spent Monday night at the Middleton store as they were stranded.  Costco wasn't the only business to show such hospitality.)

All photos by Retiring Guy

Under normal circumstances, there is at most a rivulet of water to be seen in this stormwater detention system.  Nearly 12 inches of rain created a river.

Photo above taken at lower red arrow.  Photo below taken at red arrow pointing to left.

Another view, looking at Costco's parking lot.

The alternative access road to Costco, UW Health Court, also flooded.

After the storm in Middleton (and Madison) posts:
Pheasant Branch Trail at Park Street (part 1).  (8/21/2018)
Pheasant Branch Trail at Park Street (part 2).  (8/21/2018)
Tiedeman Pond access at Pond Drive.  (8/21/2018)
Confluence Pond expands to become Confluence Lake.  (8/22/2018)
Tiedeman Pond access at Pond Drive.  (8/22/2018 update)
Powerwashing between the Beltline and Parmenter Street.  (8/22/2018)
Along Pheasant Branch Creek east of Parmenter Street.  (8/23/2018)
Costco and environs.  (8/23/2018 update)
Entrance to Esser Place parking lot, then and now.  (8/24/2018)
Boardwalk access ramp to Tiedeman Pond.  (8/24/2018)
Woodside Heights Park, Tiedeman Pond.  (8/24/2018 update)
Longmeadow Drive and Stricker's Pond, then and now.  (8/24/2018)
Voss Parkway.  (8/24/2018 update)
Stricker's Pond.  (8/24/2018 update)
Stricker's Park.  (8/24/2018)
The dual dead ends of Middleton Street.  (8/24/2018)
Greenway Station is open for business.  (8/24/2018 update)
Views of Pheasant Branch Creek from Parmenter Street bridge.  (8/25/2018 update)
Park Street and Tiedeman Pond.  (8/26/2018 update)
Intersection of U.S. highway 14 and Deming Way.  (8/27/2018 update)
Century Avenue and entrances to Pheasant Branch Conservancy trails.  (8/27/2018)
UW Health administration office building.  (8/27/2018)
Park Street and Tiedeman Pond.  (8/28/2018 update)

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