LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - High flood waters won't stop the La Crosse Skyrockers' annual 4th of July show.
The Skyrockers started setting up for the Fireworks Extravaganza Friday morning. They're digging into some sand the city brought in to help fight the flooding in Pettibone Park.
The high water is forcing them to shoot from higher up in the park, but they'll still shoot off the same shells as they otherwise would have.
They've had to shoot in a condensed space before, so this year is nothing new. In fact, the close quarters may even add to the show.
"One of the cool things is that, it may be less on the frontage road, but it just means that it's going to be more compact, so it's going to be a more spectacular show," said Jonathan Vermes of the Skyrockers.
The Skyrockers also added some new structures this year, which they're expecting to improve the fireworks' effects.
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