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Travel not advised in parts of Northwest Region

May 2, 2013

Heavy, wet snow significantly impacting travel

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 run-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.

If you must travel, check winter road conditions before leaving home by calling 5-1-1 or visiting Wisconsin 511 online. Winter driving tips can be found on WisDOT’s web site. Traffic updates are also posted on Twitter.

For more information, contact:
Wisconsin State Patrol – Eau Claire Regional Post
(715) 839-3800

Communications Manager Chris Ouellette, WisDOT NW Region
(715) 828-9471, chris.ouellette@dot.wi.gov

 

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