Washout Leads to Lengthy Detours in Iowa and Wisconsin
LANSING, Iowa (AP) — Iowa and Wisconsin authorities have closed access to a Mississippi River bridge because of a roadway washout on the Wisconsin side that led to a fatal crash.
Crawford County (Wisconsin) Sheriff Dale McCullick says another driver witnessed the washout and the accident around 4:20 a.m. Tuesday on Iowa Highway 82, which runs to the Black Hawk Bridge over to Lansing, Iowa. The victim's body was recovered around 8:30 a.m. No name has been released.
McCullich told La Crosse, Wisconsin, station WXOW that the washout hole was around 10 feet deep. He hopes the highway can be reopened by the weekend.
Motorists who want to cross can go north to La Crescent, Minnesota, opposite La Crosse, Wisconsin, or south to Marquette, Iowa, opposite Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin