Traffic Circle Numbers 2 and 3 in La Crosse (corrected)
The latest traffic circle in La Crosse isn't meant just as a way to slow traffic. It's also meant as a so-called 'rain circle.' A way to soak up some rain water at 20th and Farnam on the southside to prevent flooding at the intersection. Public works director Dale Hexom has never been certain that it will work as advertised. And still isn't certain it will do much to alleviate flooding that occurs with heavy rainfall. Besides that traffic circle, another one may go in just a few blocks away.
****Bomb Scare Update***** 10:41pm
A bomb scare has cleared out several blocks near downtown Tomah.
Tomah police say the car was found parked near the First Bank of Tomah. Right now all lanes of Highway 12 are blocked off from Monroe street to Council street. A four block area in the city has been evacuated. A robot from the Fort McCoy Fire Department is also there. The car is actually parked in an intersection of Superior and Monowau Streets. The Dane County Bomb Squad is on scene as of 9:45pm and federal agents have been called out.
Bomb Scare In Downtown Tomah
Part of downtown Tomah has been evacuated, because of an apparent bomb scare...
Somebody reportedly made a threat concerning a car parked near a bank on Superior Avenue downtown. The State Patrol reported suspicious items inside the car, and a bomb squad was called in from Madison. About four blocks of Superior Avenue were cleared out, after the threat was made around 8 p.m.
Group Wants Proof Power Line is Needed
Plenty of companies are doing the hard sell on a big new power transmission line that will run from La Crosse to Madison. American Transmission Company is holding public information sessions in the area this week. Meanwhile, Linda Van Art, with the group Citizens Energy Task Force, says some questions about the project just aren't getting answered well enough. Van Art wants better info on who's paying for the line, who benefits from it, and whether it's needed at all. Van Art wants the companies funding the 345 kilovolt line to put their money instead towards local power generation and energy conservation efforts.