Police urge attentive driving ahead of WIAA state meet

Police are urging drivers to use caution tomorrow ahead of this weekend’s WIAA state track and field meet.

Officials say around 20,000 fans will travel to La Crosse for the event.

UW-La Crosse police say they are prepared to handle the increase in traffic near campus.

Even though the meet doesn’t start until Friday morning, many athletes and fans will be in La Crosse Thursday.

“And we just ask that people be patient and are ok with a lot of foot traffic and conginzent of a lot of foot traffic and they don’t, that they aren’t on their cell phones and that kind of stuff and being distracted,” said Investigator Chris Schuster with the UW-La Crosse Police.

Those looking to park at UW-La Crosse tomorrow will be charged 8 dollars.

That includes both staff and those attending the track meet.