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Travel hazards continue after snowfall

February 21, 2014

While the snow may have ended in most parts of the Northwest Region, high winds and cold temperatures are making for difficult driving conditions today. These conditions are expected to remain as cleaning up after the storm is posing a challenge to road crews.

All roads in the region are classified as snow covered, slippery and hazardous for travel. State Patrol reports that the snow pack has turned to ice about 2 inches thick in some areas. One area of concern this morning is westbound I-94 in Eau Claire County. The ice is making it difficult for semi units to climb hills causing traffic to backup waiting for them to clear. Motorists are continued to be asked to avoid travel if possible today.

If you must travel, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) reminds motorists to be prepared for the unexpected and check winter road conditions before leaving home by visiting Wisconsin 511 online or calling 5-1-1.

Additional winter driving tips can be found on WisDOT’s website. Road condition and other updates will also be posted at Twitter.

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

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

 

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