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Wright County road conditions improving; still slick

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN -   An accident adjacent to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School on County Road 6 was one of several reported in the county this morning.

photo by Jami Berg

photo by Jami Berg

As of 10 a.m. Monday, Captain Dan Anselment of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office reported that there were six accidents that involved property damage, one spinout that left a vehicle in a ditch, and no reported crashes that involved injuries.

Although the snow is winding down and moving out of Wright County, Anselment said that many roads, off-ramps, and bridge decks remain treacherous, and extreme caution should be used for those that have to be out on the roads this afternoon.

One issue that will continue to be a concern is that because of the high winds that have accompanied the storm, the Wright County Highway Department will not be able to chemically treat the roads and will depend on plowing to get the roads as clear possible.

Wright County Highway Maintenance Superintendent Steve Meyer said that all of the county’s plows were out on the roads clearing snow, but that, given the gusting wind the came behind the storm not only has created limited visibility in open areas, but that chemical treating of roads isn’t effective. It tends to collect on the road surface because of the wind and, at times, can create more problems than it solves in these kinds of conditions.

 

Highway 123 closed due to flooding between Watertown and Mayer

Effective today, Monday, Sept 16, Highway 123 between Watertown and Mayer will be closed due to flooding. During the road closure drivers won’t be able to travel north of Highway 7 on Highway 123. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes, such as Highway 25 or Highway 21.

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HLWW crowns homecoming royalty

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Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School has crowned its 2019 homecoming royalty.

The royal court includes: Princess Gracie Mallak, Prince Drew Oestreich, Queen CJ Decker, and King Quinn Mathison.

Watch next week’s Herald Journal for full coverage of the coronation and the pep fest that followed.

Routes to reading . . . here are maps to Little Free Libraries in Howard Lake and Waverly

Howard Lake’s Little Free Libraries map: http://www.herald-journal.com/archives/2019/stories/hl_littlefreelibraries.pdf

Waverly’s Little Free Libraries map:  http://www.herald-journal.com/archives/2019/stories/wav_littlefreelibraries.pdf

 

Good Neighbor Days medallion clue number 5

If you are searching downtown one thing is clear

You can bank on the fact that you are near….

Good Neighbor Days medallion clue number four

Water can be found near by,

but not the kind that falls from the sky…