Hazardous ice near the Duck Creek causeway in Brown County
December 13, 2013
Water current and construction make popular bay access point dangerous
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is asking people to stay off the ice near the newly-made causeway located on the east side of US 41 where it crosses over Duck Creek, just north of the I-43/US 41 interchange, in the village of Howard. The site is a popular access point to the bay for snowmobilers and ice fisherman.
The newly-installed causeway, finished last week by WisDOT, restricts the width of Duck Creek. This restriction in width causes the current to flow faster. Faster flowing water yields thinner ice. In addition to the current, ongoing construction at the site will occasionally break up the ice on the causeway. These factors will cause the ice to be unpredictable and could create a hazard for anyone who ventures out on the ice.
WisDOT constructed the causeway to help build new bridges over Duck Creek as part of the US 41 Project.
For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, US 41 Project communications manager
(920) 492-4153, firstname.lastname@example.org