Travel warnings continue into evening hours
January 14, 2014
Blowing snow to significantly impact travel
While the snow is tapering off in many counties in the Northwest Region, the Wisconsin State Patrol continues to advise against any unnecessary travel the remainder of the day and to use extreme caution if you are out travelling.
Most highways are snow covered and slippery and with high winds expected into the evening hours, visibility and drifting could become an issue. Highway crews will continue to clear roads throughout the evening.
During the day, officers responded to more than 60 crashes and slide-ins when snow was at its heaviest, including several crashes on I-94 near Osseo that shut down westbound lanes for several hours. Two of those crashes involved injuries. The interstate is now open.
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 at WisDOT's 511 Twitter site.
For more information, contact:
Wisconsin State Patrol–Eau Claire Post
Chris Ouellette, NW Region communications manager
(715) 828-9471, firstname.lastname@example.org