Snow Emergency in Effect to make it Easier for Plow Drivers

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Marshfield declared their first snow emergency of the year at 7 a.m. Tuesday, meaning no vehicle can park overnight on the streets, making easier for plows to get through and keep the roads clean.

Many other communities have also done the same.

Sgt. Patrick Zep from the Marshfield Police Department during weather like Tuesday's it's best to just stay home, also making it easier for plows.

Despite hazardous road condition throughout many parts of the state, Sgt. Zep said thankfully there have been no fatal crashes.

He said their department has responded to many vehicles in the ditch.

He explains that frequently traveled roads like Highway 13 south and Highway 97 entering the city are especially dangerous. He says the snow gets packed down making the roads icy.

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