LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Early Sunday this morning, a pipe that brings sewage to the wastewater treatment plant in La Crosse broke pushing untreated sewage to the surface.
As officials worked to repair the pipe, they closed Mormon Coulee Road near Broadview down to one lane.
Some of the sewage from the broken pipe ran overland to storm sewers that drain to the Pammel Creek flood control division channel.
Officials are asking people to stay away from the water in Pammel Creek below Mormon Coulee Road until further notice.
They’re also asking both pedestrians and drivers to avoid the area.
As of 12:30 Sunday this morning, the La Crosse sanitary sewer utility said it had the leak stopped and sewage contained.
The reward is now ten thousand dollars for information that leads to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the killing of eighteen cats in Dunn County.