District Officials Estimate Well Over $100,000 In Damages From Vehicle That Crashed Into Beaver Dam Middle School

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Unified School District says a vehicle that crashed into the middle school is believed to have caused well over $100,000 in damages. Beaver Dam Unified School District Communications Officer Nicole White says prior to making contact, the vehicle struck an electrical transformer that feeds power to a large portion of the building. The vehicle itself was on fire for roughly twenty minutes which White says caused additional damage. Water damage was also reported in some areas as a result of the fire department extinguishing the blaze and there may be the possibility of smoke damage. White says district staff are on scene and supporting authorities. Alliant Energy is working to replace the transformer and restore power to the building. White says a specialized mitigation and remediation has been and will continue to be on site aiding the clean-up efforts. Additional contractors and partners are expected to be on site Thursday and Friday to assist. All events planned at the middle school today have been either moved, rescheduled or postponed. White says the building will remain closed until full power is restored and clean air is filtered to assure a safe environment. Superintendent Mark DiStefano says the district is appreciative of the response and care from emergency responders. School officials are optimistic that business will resume as normal by Monday.