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The winter storm that hit late Tuesday and continued into Wednesday caused dozens of crashes and spin-outs, including this truck in the ditch on Highway 61 south of 80th Street in Cottage Grove. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Winter storm: Sleet, snow, crashes and spinouts

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The icy, snowy mess that hit south Washington County late Tuesday and into Wednesday wreaked havoc for drivers on local highways and on side streets in and around Cottage Grove.


Cottage Grove police and emergency workers responded to nearly 30 reports of minor-damage crashes, vehicle spinouts and stuck vehicles between 9 p.m. Tuesday and early Wednesday afternoon.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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