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Man hit by lightning hospitalized

Man hit by lightning hospitalized

A Janesville man struck by lightning Monday afternoon is in critical condition at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center.

Witnesses told Janesville police they saw Gaylin Edwards, 63, get out of his vehicle on Highway 14 near Interstate 39/90 at about 5:15 p.m. when he collapsed. Police said he fell unconscious with a head injury.

Operators of a private ambulance and an off-duty nurse were driving just a couple of cars behind Edwards when they saw him laying unconscious in the middle of the highway, and they started CPR.

Mercy Hospital's EMS Director Jay MacNeal said early response time can make all the difference.

"The early CPR is what really gives people the maximum chance of survival, and again, I think that the Paritech Ambulance crews, the Janesville fire and our ER staff here, everyone did an excellent job," MacNeal said. "The physicians are providing great care and doing the best to protect him neurologically, and we are hopeful that he will recover."

Entire Rock River under slow-no-wake restriction

Entire Rock River under slow-no-wake restriction

A slow-no-wake speed restriction has been placed on the Rock River downstream of the West Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge, according to a release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.

County ordinance requires the speed restriction to be placed on the river when water levels exceed 8.50 feet in Afton, and the water level is at 8.66 feet, officials said.

Deputies will be posting slow-no-wake signs along the river at all public access points between the West Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge and the state line, according to the release.

The entire Rock River is now under a slow-no-wake restriction, officials said. Lake Koshkonong is exempt from the speed restriction.

‘Significant’ portion of Rock River under slow-no-wake

A slow-no-wake speed restriction has been placed on the Rock River between Lake Koshkonong and the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge, according to a release.

The water level for Lake Koshkonong is 8.16 feet and is 6.79 feet in Afton, officials said. County ordinance requires a slow-no-wake speed restriction to be initiated when water levels exceed 8.0 feet on Lake Koshkonong and 6.5 feet in Afton.

Deputies will be placing slow-no-wake signs along the river at all public access points between Lake Koshkonong and the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge, according to the release.

Janesville under snow emergency Wednesday

Janesville officials said a snow emergency was in effect as of 6 a.m. Wednesday. 

In a news release Wednesday morning, the Janesville Police Department said the snow emergency means all parked vehicles must be removed from city streets and public parking lots until snow plowing operations are complete.

Police said if residents are not able to park in a garage or driveway, parking in a designated snow emergency stall is available at one of the seven downtown municipal parking lots listed below:

Snow emergency declared ahead of expected Wednesday snow

Officials said a 12-hour snow emergency is in effect in the city of Beloit. 

In a news release Tuesday, the city said the snow emergency would take effect at 2 a.m. Wednesday and end at 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Residents must find off-street parking while the emergency is in effect, according to the city. 

Information on where to park is available online at www.ci.beloit.wi.us

City of Beloit declares snow emergency overnight

Officials said a 19-hour snow emergency is in effect in the city of Beloit overnight. 

In a news release Saturday, the city said the snow emergency was would take effect at 4 p.m. Saturday and end at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Residents must find off-street parking while the emergency is in effect, according to the city. 

Information on where to park is available online at www.ci.beloit.wi.us

Dozens of Beloit residents without water for days

Dozens of Beloit residents without water for days

A city official said dozens of Beloit residents have been without water for more than a week due to problems caused by frozen pipes.

About 53 homes in the neighborhood near Copeland Avenue -- including Tremont Drive and Sheridan, Prairie and Summit avenues -- have not had running water for days, some going without service for 10 days, an official said. 

The city of Beloit said it was waiting for a de-icing device from a manufacturer in Canada to arrive to thaw frozen water in the pipes and restore service to residents. The Pulse Jet De-icer pipe-thawing tool has been backordered but is expected to arrive in Beloit Tuesday, an official told News 3. As soon as the de-icer arrives, work to thaw pipes will begin.