Snowfall Causing Slippery Conditions

Snowfall Causing Slippery Conditions

Numerous accidents have officials sending out a warning to motorists this morning.
BELLEVUE, Wisc. (WFRV) Numerous accidents have officials sending out a warning to motorists this morning.

The Brown County Sheriff's Department says about 50 cars were involved in slide offs and other accidents after last night's Packer game. The majority of them happened in the construction area on Highway 41. 

While people start waking up and heading out the door this morning, officials are getting ready for calls for help.

"If someone's involved in a crash, they should stay inside their vehicle, keep their seatbelt on and if they have their cellphone handy, immediately call 911," Deputy Nick Olmsted said. "It's important that they stay as safe as possible and avoid further accidents with other vehicles."

The Green Bay Public Works Department had plows out all day yesterday until 8:30pm. They started up again at 4am today, attacking the primary roads. By 7am, they began the residential streets. Director Tony Fietzer said while the fine snow took so long to accumulate on the roads, it should be easy to clear off. He advised to allow extra travel time. 

In Appleton, crews were out plowing and salting all the city streets overnight. They hope to have all main streets done by 8am and all residential streets done by lunchtime.

Gary Kennedy, the director of the Manitowoc County Highway Department, said that while all the highways in the county have been plowed at least once, the roads are still slippery. Conditions should improve by 9am. However, he is expecting conditions to again deteriorate later this afternoon. Winds will pick up, causing drifting across roadways. He urged people to be extra cautious, especially on country roads.

Local 5's Wendy Fleury was live out in the elements this morning to get a better view of the conditions. Click the video link above to see her report.
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