If you are stranded on the road, the department says your best choice is to stay inside your car or truck and call 911.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Deputies are suggesting that drivers in one county avoid traveling on Monday night.
The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department says it expects dangerous driving conditions during the next few days because of dropping temperatures and high winds. It says blowing and drifting of snow and the cold all make salt on the roads ineffective.
The department says it responded to 26 crashes and slide-ins between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday. It says the main problem areas are the U.S. Highway 53 and State Highway 29 corridors in the Town of Wheaton, Lafayette, Hallie, and in the Village of Lake Hallie.