PRAIRIE ATHLETIC CLUB’S DOORS ARE OPEN FOR THOSE IN NEED
Prairie Athletic Club facilities are open to those being affected by the evacuation. Please come in to use the locker rooms, take a hot shower, and have some breakfast. Bob & Vel’s Coffee Shop inside Prairie Athletic Club has hot coffee and items ready for anyone who asks. Dolphins Cove water park is open today for anyone displaced also, please see a manager on duty at the front desk for free access, open 12:30-630. All children must be supervised. Our hearts go out to our amazing community as we all come together to help with the nightmarish conditions our downtown and with the people that are being displaced from their homes last night and today. We will be here to help until people can safely get back in their homes. Please stop at our front desk to check in and take the time you need this morning to get ready and eat.
All residents are advised to avoid Downtown Sun Prairie. Several streets are closed due to a major gas explosion. Residents were evacuated in a five-block radius of Main and Bristol. Residents near the affected areas are advised not to use electrical devices, use any open flames, or start a vehicle. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available. Please CLICK HERE for the City of Sun Prairie’s Website to read more.
A half-mile evacuation area is still in place Wednesday morning with more than 100 people displaced from their homes, officials said. After the gas main was initially turned off at 9:30 p.m., WE Energies crews worked overnight in the area. There is no timeline on when the 500 customers currently without natural gas will have it restored.