Local Five is hitting the roads, starting in Outagamie County, as Danielle Zulkosky gives us a live look at the roads from Storm Tracker 5, with photojournalist Olivia Talmadge.
(WFRV)- Local Five is following the winter weather as Wisconsinites are beginning their evening commutes to and from work.
One to four inches of snow across Northeast Wisconsin will impact the evening commute for travelers.
Local Five’s Eric Richards is down in the Little Chute area where he caught some snowfall near Highway 41.
As Local Five’s Danielle Zulkosky makes her way down Highway 41, she shows us the latest road conditions as snowfall continues into the evening. Storm Team Five is predicting freezing temperatures, meaning roadways could become icier.
Staff with the Outagamie County Highway Department provided a few tips for Wisconsinites and the best way to stay safe during these winter conditions. Patrol Superintendent Chad Johnson says one of the best ways? Don’t get on the road if you don’t have to.
“If you don’t have to drive, don’t drive would be a good thing. Give the plows room, they don’t have very good visibility.”
As Storm Tracker 5 makes its way into Fond du lac County, Storm Team Five is projecting a few inches of snow all over Northeast Wisconsin, which could make road conditions trickier. Already the Wisconsin DOT is reporting an accident on I-41, near Jackson Street. The right lane heading South is currently blocked.
As the day has continued, more and more reports are revealing 1-3 inches of snowfall to cover most of the Northeast portion of the state, continuing until around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29. A crash on I-41 South still appears to be an active scene. Winnebago County is urging drivers to slow down and provide additional space between cars on the road.
To stay up to date with the latest road conditions, check out Local Five’s Storm Team app, available on Google Play and the app store.
Local Five Danielle Zulkosky will be live in the Storm Tracker 5 with the latest road conditions report beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing throughout the evening.