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.

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Governor Evers/State Patrol recognize law enforcement officers, public and private citizens for heroism and commendable service

“These annual awards provide an important opportunity to recognize their extraordinary dedication and professionalism, and to thank them for their service.”

State Affirmative Action Council recognizes WisDOT diversity efforts

State Patrol Superintendent Burrell receives leadership award

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Replacement of 68th Street Bridge over I-894 to Begin

The contractor, Zignego Company, Inc., is expected to begin work on the first stages of this project the week of October 28, 2019.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us