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Deputies: Crash caused by black ice brings down power lines

Deputies: Crash caused by black ice brings down power lines

A crash caused by black ice brought down power lines in the town of Westport Tuesday morning, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Jonathan Ironside, 37, of Madison, was traveling west on Oncken Road at 8:25 a.m. when he lost control of his 2004 Honda Civic on the icy road and struck a power pole, causing the wires to fall across the road. Ironside stayed inside the car until utility workers made the scene safe.

Ironside, who was removed from the car at 9:35 a.m., suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was treated at the scene.

Oncken Road between County roads M and Q will be closed to traffic until approximately noon.

Take precautions to prevent pipe freezes, utility says

Take precautions to prevent pipe freezes, utility says

The local water utility said the season's frigid temperatures mean residents should take precautions to prevent household pipes from freezing.  

Middleton's Water Utility asked that all city customers start monitoring their water temperature. The recent abnormally cold weather has driven the frost underground to unusual depths, making it is possible for water service pipes may freeze.

The water utility encouraged residents to take periodic temperature readings of water from the cold faucet closest to the meter.

Residents should let the cold water run gently over a household thermometer for approximately 30 seconds. If the cold water temperature is less than 34 degrees Fahrenheit, it is recommended that a pencil-sized stream of water is run from the faucet continually, 24 hours a day, until further notice.

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Weather change inspires diner's seasonal pies

Weather change inspires diner's seasonal pies

As the seasons come and go, so do the flavors of pies. Jason Harder, also known as Hubbard Avenue Diner's Pie Guy, shares his recipes for three favorite autumn baked goods: Pumpkin, Fall Fruit and Orchard Silk.

The diner is at 7445 Hubbard Avenue in Middleton.

Watch Harder prepare the seasonal goodies:




More snow for Southern Wis. through Tuesday night

Winter weather affects area with inches of accumulation  

For school, business and other closings in the community, visit the Channel3000.com snow coverage.

Closures are updated as we receive them:

Up-to-date winter storm closings

Up-to-date winter storm closings

Snow emergencies, school closures, weather pics and more    

Channel3000.com and News 3 have up-to-the-minute closures and weather advisory information for area communities.


DNR announces first winter season free-fishing weekend

Residents, nonresidents invited to try winter-time fishing without a license    

The state Department of Natural Resources announced Wisconsin’s first winter free fishing weekend, which is scheduled to take place Jan. 19-20.

Bob Manwell, DNR spokesman in Fitchburg, said residents and nonresidents are invited to fish Wisconsin waters without first purchasing a license.

Wisconsin has had a similar free fishing weekend in June for many years but Manwell said the mid-January free fish event offers the chance to  try "hardwater" fishing.

Manwell also said loaner tackle is available at some sites.