Utility emergency closes the southbound lanes of State Highway 97 in Stratford

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STRATFORD, Wis. (WSAW) -- According to an alert from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the southbound lanes of State Highways 97 at 153 in Stratford are closed because of a utility emergency.

The closure happened just before 8:30 Monday evening and is expected to last about two hours.

According to dispatch reports, there was a smell of natural gas in the area.

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