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Road conditions in north central Wisconsin expected to deteriorate tonight, Friday

April 3, 2014

Late winter storm bringing freezing rain, followed by snow and high winds, will make travel hazardous

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is closely monitoring the weather conditions expected over the next two days in north central Wisconsin. Beginning Thursday evening (April 3), as much as a quarter inch of ice accumulation is possible for highways north of US 10. Much of the freezing rain is expected to continue into Friday morning. Motorists should allow extra time for travel and be prepared to encounter slippery conditions.

Heavy snow accumulations are predicted north of WIS 64 on Friday. The snow combined with high winds will reduce visibility and make travel hazardous.

The Wisconsin State Patrol reminds commuters that the road conditions may change quickly. If you must travel, 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.

Important driving tips during icy conditions:

  • Allow extra time for travel.
  • Slow down and drive for conditions.
  • Be sure to keep plenty of space between you and the car in front of you. Sudden stops and sharp turns will likely cause your car to lose control.
  • Motorists are advised to be extra cautious on interchange ramps.

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

For more information, contact:
Kristin McHugh, WisDOT North Central Region Communications
(715) 421-8380, kristin.mchugh@dot.wi.gov

 

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