Walls of snow and disappearing lanes remain a nuisance for drivers

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Cleaning up after the weather is a tall, sometimes slushy order. And when we are out on the road, we are only as safe as we want to be.
Snow banks and tight-fitting lanes are two of the more noteworthy concerns drivers are facing.
Keeping your head on a swivel won’t hurt you.

“Making sure that we know what’s around us, that we’re allowing that extra space and extra time for other drivers,” said Capt. Jody Lemmens from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. “Just being courteous.”

Sometimes the snow can spill over onto the road, causing some shoulder lanes to run out of room fast.

“Even though there’s a lane there, [passing] is not always encouraged,” she said.

She recommends using the left-hand lane to avoid any tricky situations if your lane decides to pull a vanishing act.
And for drivers we spoke to, many of them wished people would give the accelerator a break.

“Little too fast,” said John Kielbikowski, a crossing guard for Green Bay. “Not paying attention to especially me on the corner. Sometimes I have to get out of the way.”

He has one plea for everyone behind the wheel.

“When it’s snowing out, turn your lights on,” he said. “You can’t see people when it’s snowing out without no lights. That’s the biggest thing.”

This past weekend, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office helped more than 300 drivers who found themselves stuck in the snow.

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