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Storm puts city in darkness, several vehicle accidents reported

GLENWOOD CITY — The community was without electrical power for about five hours Monday afternoon and evening. The City was plunged into darkness shortly after 4 p.m. Monday when a power pole along 320th Street in the Town of Glenwood was blown down by the high winds of the approaching winter storm.

It was just after nine Monday evening when crews from the power company were able to make the necessary repairs and restore power to the City. A few lights were kept burning during the power outage, including the Glenhaven facility and the local fire station, both of which have auxiliary power sources.

During the storm the local ambulance and fire departments were called for a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of County Highways D and G. Here one person was transported to the Baldwin hospital. Early in the day the ambulance was called for a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Walnut Street and First Street in Glenwood City. One young person was transported to the Baldwin hospital and there was very minor damage to the two vehicles.

Sunday afternoon a pickup truck with two people inside hit a patch of slush on Highway 128 south of Glenwood City in the Town of Springfield and rolled over into the ditch. Both people escaped without injury.

Because of the snowfall, both Glenwood City and Boyceville schools were two hours late the next morning.