"When Flooded Turn Around Don't Drown" signs going up

The National Weather Service in La Crosse says it's teaming up with Clark and Jackson County Emergency Management to install "When Flooded Turn Around Don't Drown" signs.

The signs will be installed at a few low water crossing areas.

The NWS says those signs will be unveiled during a ceremony on Tuesday, August 9th beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Clark County Courthouse.

The NWS says flash flooding from heavy rainfall is a frequent occurrence at low water crossing across western and central Wisconsin.

Both Clark and Jackson Counties have identified a few areas where this occurrence creates a safety hazard to passing vehicles.

To heighten awareness, these signs will be posted to alert drivers to be wary of water crossing the roadway.

Signs will be installed at the following locations: Black River at Clark County Road N 4 miles southwest of Withee; South Fork Eau Claire River at Clark County Road M just downstream of Mead Lake; and the Black River at Jackson County Road VV near North Bend.

Motorists are always encouraged to put safety first. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011 at 05:11 AM
    Makes as much sense as those bathroom signs that say to put the toilet paper in the toilet. Duh.
  • by cost on Aug 3, 2011 at 02:57 PM
    Who pays for this. Is it tax dollars for common sense? Or are these low areas you can't see ahead because of hills or curves.
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