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Lightning strike briefly interrupts traffic signals, officials say

Lightning strike briefly interrupts traffic signals, officials say

Traffic lights at a city intersection were not working properly briefly because of weather for part of Thursday, officials said.

The Sun Prairie Police Department said Thursday that traffic signals at Prairie Lakes Drive and Grand Avenue were in flash mode due to a lightning strike. Motorists were advised to use caution.

Police initially said the signals would possibly remain in flashing mode until Friday.

About 3 hours later, police said the traffic signals at Prairie Lakes and Grand were repaired and working normally. 

Transit commission settles on Viroqua-based taxi contract

Sun Prairie Transit Commission members on Nov. 19 unanimously selected Running Inc., a transit service based out of Viroqua, to take over the share-ride taxi contract previously held by Union Cab of Madison, according to a Sun Prairie Star report... Read More

Guyant to form quarry, Highway 19 groups

District 4 Alder Al Guyant announced plans this week to organize two neighborhood groups to improve traffic safety along Highway 19 west and to influence decisions regarding the proposed quarry along Highway C... Read More

Proposed county budget includes cyclists

Cyclists all around the county will enjoy a smoother and safer ride with a number of anticipated projects primed to move forward in the 2015 budget proposed by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi... Read More

Higher taxi fares OK’d in Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie rideshare taxi passengers will pay more starting Monday, Oct. 13, thanks to action taken by the Sun Prairie City Council on Sept. 16... Read More

Police to take part in OWI enforcement program

The Sun Prairie Police Department said it will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout the state in cracking down on drunken driving during the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign from Friday to Sept. 1.

In a news release, the Sun Prairie Police Department said it will urge citizens to be cautious and careful while operating a vehicle during the focused enforcement program on drunken driving. Officers are asking citizens to make good judgment calls before getting into a car and use a designated driver or another way home if impaired.

For more information on the campaign, contact Sgt. Ryan Cox at 608-825-0965.

Council approves parking changes for commercial vehicles

During the Sun Prairie City Council meeting last Tuesday, members approved amendments to a city parking ordinance concerning commercial vehicles. 

The Sun Prairie Star reported that the changes affect vehicles more than 10,000 pounds and non-commercial vehicles longer than 22 feet. Those vehicles are no longer allowed to park on city residential streets following complaints and research presented by the Sun Prairie Police Department. ... Read More