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County landfill had equipment problems and fewer visitors during January cold spell

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Our recent spell of subzero weather in La Crosse affected almost everybody in the area…and it even had some impact on the county landfill.

Workers at the landfill tell a county committee that even though the facility stayed open through those cold days, the volume of traffic was less than half of what the landfill got during the same week a year ago.

Some major garbage haulers cut back on their runs to the landfill when their trucks wouldn’t work properly.

And the heater in the maintenance shop on site did go out, but smaller heaters were used until the main heater could be repaired.

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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