Slippery Conditions Have WI State Patrol Wanting Drivers To Be Prepared

By: Al Knox - Email
By: Al Knox - Email

This wintry mix is supposed to last throughout the night. It’s got law enforcement wanting to make sure people are using extreme caution out on the roadways.

Its nothing new, snow in Wisconsin as well all know. Every time we get this slippery stuff on our roads people need to make sure they use caution, even if they feel the roadways are safe.

The Wisconsin State Patrol wants to make sure drivers use extreme caution when out.

There are a few tips that can make sure you don't find yourself in danger while traveling, says Sergeant Patricia Pautz. "We ask that people just slow down. Be aware of the ever changing conditions. We are expecting sleet in which the roads look wet but they are really ice. They turn into slippery patches. We ask that people slow down and give themselves a safe following distance."

Pautz says that last bit of advice, giving yourself extra distance between you and other vehicles, can be the most important in weather like we're having today.

If you do find yourself in an accident the sergeant says that you should remain in your vehicle. Getting out not only puts you in danger, but puts passing drivers in danger as well. Your best bet is to call law enforcement from the safety of your vehicle.


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