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Hudson Police Sgt. Glen Hartman, left, and a fellow officer check on the driver of a Mercedes-Benz car that crashed through a guardrail on Hwy. 35 beneath the Tower Road overpass at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

Snow, then sub-zero temperatures, cause slippery roads

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The thaw-freeze cycle made for slippery roads in the Hudson area on the last day of 2013.

The wet roads created by Monday’s snowfall froze when the temperature dropped well below zero overnight – and stayed below zero.


At about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a silver Mercedes-Benz crashed through a guardrail on Hwy. 35 south of Interstate 94 and came to rest in the median beneath the Tower Road overpass.

It was one of several accidents in the Hudson area on New Year’s Eve.

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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.
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