SUN PRAIRIE, Wisconsin (WMTV) – Legislation enforcement companies throughout the state are responding to incidents on this week’s brutal winter climate.
In keeping with the Wisconsin Division of Transportation (WisDOT), officers responded to greater than 400 crashes and rescue calls statewide in 24 hours Thursday by way of Friday.
WisDOT tweeted on Friday, “If you must journey as we speak, drive fastidiously.”
If you must journey as we speak, please drive fastidiously. In such extraordinarily chilly temperatures, the highway salt melting course of takes extra time to activate. Count on slippery circumstances all day lengthy. #wiwx pic.twitter.com/bKWoDcUU6z
— Wisconsin DOT (@WisconsinDOT) December 23, 2022
In keeping with Sergeant Brandon Lingle, the Solar Prairie Police Division has responded to fewer than 5 incidents in a single day involving automobiles with useless batteries. No accidents have been reported.
“Residents are undoubtedly heeding the warnings, and it is taking place day and evening,” he mentioned, evaluating the blister forecast to the polar vortex forecast. However 2019’s extreme chilly snap hit the Midwest with extra excessive temperatures than we have seen this week.
Total, Sgt. Ringle mentioned he observed he had fewer drivers than regular on Friday. Dodge County reported related observations Friday morning.
Legislation enforcement companies round southern Wisconsin have additionally obtained different requests.
A Lafayette Co. sheriff mentioned deputies responded to plenty of automobiles that had been left in a single day. On Friday morning, Columbia Co. introduced that it had responded to a a number of car crash on an interstate freeway.
Sergeant Ringle reminds drivers to take their time and drive slowly and punctiliously if they have to depart their properties.
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