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Hospital fire and mail truck crashing into a train cause problems for Whitehall

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A one-two punch for the city of Whitehall on (Wednesday.

The local hospital has been closed since late Tuesday night because of a fire and some mail delivery was delayed because of a collision between a mail truck and a train.

The fire at Gundersen Tri-County Hospital was put out quickly, but the building was evacuated because of smoke. It should be open again today.

As for the mail service, 150 post office boxes in Whitehall will got late deliveries Wednesday.

The mail truck collided with a train at a non-controlled crossing early Wednesday morning in Eau Claire, affecting letter and package delivery in several communities.

The accident also affected postal service in Osseo, Independence and Pigeon Falls.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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