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Snow Causing Travel Headaches

5-2-13

With more snow expected throughout the day, motorists are being asked to refrain from travelling unless absolutely necessary throughout most of the region as the Winter Storm Warning continues for many counties in northwestern Wisconsin.

The Northwest Region State Patrol has responded to about a dozen runs offs and crashes on the I-94 and US 53 corridors, including one fatality overnight in Dunn County. Highway crews have been out plowing state highways most of the night and will continue throughout the day, but are having a difficult time keeping up with the snowfall. The wet snow has also been difficult to move out of the way, slowing down the plowing operations.

A foot and a half of snow is expected in some parts of the region.

 

If you must travel, check winter road conditions before leaving home by calling 5-1-1 or visiting 511wi.gov. Winter driving tips can be found

on WisDOT’s Web site: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/motorist/winterdriving/index.htm

Traffic updates are also posted at:

https://twitter.com/#!/511WI_Northwest

 

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