Simonson warns of icy roads
Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 30, 2000
Three mishaps in less than an hour on icy Mower County roadways has prompted a warning from Sheriff Barry J.
Thursday, November 30, 2000
Three mishaps in less than an hour on icy Mower County roadways has prompted a warning from Sheriff Barry J. Simonson.
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"It’s not July anymore," said Simonson.
According to the sheriff, deputies investigated three accidents Tuesday between 7:32 and 8:15 a.m. "Each was a roll-over and each occurred on a curve," said Simonson.
The first mishap occurred along Interstate 90 east of Dexter with no injuries.
The second mishap occurred at the intersection of Mower County CSAH Nos. 4 and 7 north of Adams. One person was taken by Adams Ambulance Service to Austin Medical Center’s hospital emergency room for observation.
The third accident occurred along Mower County No. 27 west of the Target Store in northwest Austin. One person was taken by private car to the Austin hospital also for observation.
In each accident, fog and slippery roadways were blamed for the rollovers, according to the sheriff.
Simonson reminded all drivers to exercise extreme caution, when winter weather causes risky driving conditions.
Ring returned to owner
A ring reported missing earlier this week has been returned to its rightful owner.
According to Austin Police Department Capt. Curt Rude, the ring was recovered and returned to an unidentified Albert Lea woman.
The ring was valued at $744 and had been purchased by the woman’s husband as a wedding anniversary present.