Slippery roads on Tuesday, and snowy conditions on Wednesday kept Lincoln County deputies and workers busy. On Tuesday deputies checked on 10 slide-offs including a county salt truck, which slid off on County Rd. FF. There were several more crashes reported on Wednesday. Several people suffered non life-threatening injuries in a chain reaction crash with 3 vehicles traveling the same direction on County Rd. K. A portion of Highway 51 was closed after a flatbed semi rear-ended a garbage truck. During the cleanup and recovery one lane of the highway was closed causing additional traffic delays. The Wisconsin State Patrol assisted with the road closure.
A 1 vehicle crash Thursday morning caused injuries to a 31 year old Irma woman. A Deputy came across the crash at County Rd A and Camp Ten Rd at 7:30 AM. According to the report a vehicle left the roadway causing minor injuries. The driver was transported to Ministry St. Mary’s Hospital where she was treated and released.
Tomahawk Firefighters responded to a reported chimney fire Friday morning in the Town of Bradley. At 10:19 AM a 911 call reported the incident on Muskellunge Lake Rd. Firefighters were on the scene for less than half an hour. No injuries or damage was reported.
With the opening of the snowmobile trails the Rec. Deputy reported a very busy weekend as the trails were full throughout the county. The Rec. Deputy would like to remind sports enthusiasts to make sure your snowmobiles or ATV’s are registered before hitting the trails and to obey all signs. The most common violation found every year is recreational vehicles failing to stop at stop signs or leaving the marked trails. Several sleds were stopped this weekend and the operators were cited for not stopping at stop signs. The Rec. Deputy also noted the trails in the county are cooperative effort between the snowmobile clubs, the county, and land owners. It is important to stay on the trail or risk losing land access. The Rec. Deputy along with DNR Wardens will continue to focus on making this a safe and successful winter sports season.
Seven people reported striking deer this past week.