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Winter weather creating hazardous driving conditions in parts of northwest Wisconsin

December 4, 2013

WisDOT reminds motorists to practice safe winter driving and plan for potentially hazardous road conditions

The National Weather Service has issued a variety of winter warnings, watches and advisories for most of Wisconsin’s northwestern counties until 6 a.m. Thursday. Hazardous travel can be expected throughout the region depending on precipitation and temperatures.

This is the first significant snowfall of the season and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) reminds motorists to be prepared for the unexpected.

Travelers are encouraged to check winter road conditions before leaving home by calling 5-1-1 or visiting Wisconsin 511 online. Simply following a few simple driving habits could ensure that travelers will make it to their destination safely:

  • Plan ahead
  • Look ahead
  • Drive at a safe and legal speed for conditions (The 55 or 65 mph speed limit is a maximum speed for times when conditions are good/ideal, not for when roads are slippery and visibility is reduced.)
  • Drive alert and sober
  • Always wear seatbelts
  • Report incidents to 9-1-1

Additional winter driving tips can be found on WisDOT’s web site.

For more information, contact:
Christine Ouellette, regional communication manager
Wisconsin Department of Transportation-Northwest Region
(715) 833-9814, (715) 828-9471,



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