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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.

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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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