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Portion of Highway 12 closed due to crash

February 05, 2014 | 08:27 AM
The Walworth County Sheriff's Department released the following press release Wednesday morning. Highway 12/67 near Evergreen Parkway, which is near the golf course, will be closed for at least the next eight hours. The press release was updated at about 1 p.m. The update is located at the bottom of this story.

"Highway 12/67 near Evergreen Parkway north of the city limits of Elkhorn is closed to all traffic for at least the next eight hours. The road is closed to both westbound traffic heading toward Whitewater/Madison and eastbound traffic heading toward Elkhorn/Lake Geneva/Illinois.

The road is closed at this time due to a single vehicle crash (car vs pole) where the pole has been sheared off and wires are across the highway. We Energies has been contacted and are en route to the scene. No injuries are reported with this crash. Residences and businesses nearest the crash may lose electric power during this time.

The Sheriff's Office is advising all persons to use Interstate 43 to exit Highway 20 and take Highway 20 west back to the intersection of 12/20/67 until further notice from the south, and to use Highway 20 east from the 12/20/67 split to I-43 from the north."

"UPDATE As of 1 p.m, we are now able to let "regular" vehicle traffic slowly through this area. Semi-trucks need to continue to use alternate routes.

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