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Heavy rain causes road closures

Kaitlyn Riley

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Wisconsin (WIZM)-Heavy rain has fallen through the area with some regions reporting three to five inches, according to the National Weather Service. The Kickapoo River and Coon Creek were out of their banks and washouts are reported. Current road closures listed on Wisconsin 511 include US 14 West closed from County P to beyond County P. That includes the bridges crossing the Coon Creek in Coon Valley. US 14 East is closed beyond County N. WIS 162 South is closed beyond County N to County K, and WIS 162 North is closed beyond County O to beyond County KK.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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