Wisconsin Road Conditions
December 12, 2010 by USA Post
Wisconsin Road Conditions, Bottom of the lake area residents have received a reminder that it is cold in December in Wisconsin. Before proceeding, a winter storm was expected to dump a foot or more snow in some parts of the state Badger. Blowing snow and frigid wind chills are expected today as the winds top 45 mph at the time, according to the National Weather Service. According to authorities, road conditions deteriorate throughout the state and that residents should stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and State Patrol say they are monitoring road conditions in case should justify emergency road closures. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings and winter storm across the state through this morning.
Forecasters predicted as much as 10 to 15 inches of snow could hit the area of Fond du Lac, with larger amounts in the central region of the state.
National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Kuhlman said the visibility on the roads could be reduced to 35 mph winds.
Storm warnings winter were set up for Dodge, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington counties from 6 am Saturday to 6 pm Sunday. The rest of the region is under a winter sun advisory for the same period.
Fond du Lac highway department supervisor Jeff Bertram said Saturday that 35 county plow trucks were loaded with salt and ready to go.
“We heard there is a possibility of 9 inches in the county. We have a lot of salt now and 49 snowplow drivers who may be called upon as needed,” he said.
Fond du Lac Police Lt. Dave LeCaptain law enforcement has been declared a state of alert during winter storms. He reminded people to stay away from roads wherever possible.
“If you travel, make sure you allow extra time, slow down and keep your windows clear and the lights to increase visibility,” he said.
LeCaptain also urged city residents to park on the street if they can. Winter parking restrictions are in effect 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 that require cars to park on the odd side of the road (based on the addresses) on odd numbered days and even-numbered side of the road on even days, including Sunday.
Sidewalks should be to shovel within 24 hours after a snowfall, he said.
Wisconsin Emergency Management officials urge Wisconsinites to remember to dress in layers and keep exposure to a minimum. Drivers must have their vehicles equipped with winter emergency kits.
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