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A St. Croix County Highway Department truck spreads salt on southbound Hwy. 35 during the morning commute on Monday. The pickup truck in the median just north of River Falls was one of four vehicles that had slid off the highway between Hudson and River Falls. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

Rain, snow and ice make travel treacherous

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A series of weather events going back to the rain, sleet and snow that fell on Wednesday of last week combined to make driving hazardous in the Hudson-area and beyond.

The temperature dropped into the single digits and below zero after the precipitation stopped on Thursday, making for icy roads and numerous accidents.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
(715) 426-1066
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