Slippery roads are being blamed for a seven vehicle accident on I-39 Monday night. Even though plows had just gone over those roads a couple hours before, the quick dip in the temperature made the roads slick.
Glen Speich is with the Marathon County Highway Department. He says don't assume the roads aren't dangerous just because the plows have already been through.
"Slow down and expect these changing conditions. There's no way we're probably ever going to prevent that because we're never gonna be on the road hours a day on every stretch of road,” says Speich.
Along with slippery roads, the Marathon County Sheriff's Department says speeding was also a factor in the accident.
Winter Driving Tips
Winter brings treacherous driving conditions, and ice storms can present more severe driving conditions than even major snowstorms. Snow can actually enhance traction on icy roads, while ice storms deposit layers of treacherous, often-invisible ice on virtually every surface. Learn how to stay safe when facing icy conditions:
Stay safe on icy roads
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