Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Press Release

Wind Chill Advisory Issued In Region

Conditions on roadways being monitored

By - Jan 6th, 2015 05:08 pm

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is monitoring conditions to address potential hazardous driving conditions which could be brought on by blowing snow and the dangerously low temperatures. A wind chill advisory has been issued for all the Counties in Southeastern Wisconsin that will remain in place until noon on Thursday. Low temperatures limit any effect that salt has on the formation of ice on the roadway surfaces. Blowing and drifting of snow may contribute to limited visibility and the possible formation of hazardous road conditions. Slick and icy road conditions can be encountered without warning.

WisDOT is encouraging motorists to follow winter driving tips such as keeping the fuel tank full and having your windows completely clear prior to leaving for your destination. If you are in an accident be sure to take precautions to avoid prolonged exposure to the dangerous temperatures. Also allow for potentially longer response times from police and tow truck operators due to higher demand for services.

WisDOT is reminding motorist to allow extra time when traveling and to drive at speeds appropriate for the conditions. Overpasses, bridges and ramps are all susceptible to the creation of icy conditions. The Department is also reminding motorist that conditions are likely to vary across the region. For up to date information visit 511wi.gov or on Twitter @511wi.

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