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New markings indicate crucial La Crosse intersection

Kaitlyn Riley

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New road markings are another indication that it is illegal to block the intersection.

La Crosse Police hoped new road markings in downtown La Crosse will help their ability to respond to emergency calls. City crews painted a new diamond pattern at the intersection of 4th Street and Badger that means “do not block,” according to police.

City crews more clearly marked an intersection police use in response to emergency calls.

Police said at times during the day, northbound traffic stopped for the lights at 4th and La Crosse Street will backup for several blocks making it next to impossible for their officers to respond to emergency calls as vehicles block their exit.

The new markings indicate it is illegal to block that stretch of road.

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 both 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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