EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WISCONSIN DOT NEWS RELEASE) - The snow continues to fall, but plowing operations throughout the day have cleared many highways and most of them in the northwest region are reported in good winter driving condition
Winter Storm and Winter Weather advisories continue for a portion of the region until tomorrow and crews will continue to monitor and respond as necessary. However, motorists are still encouraged to plan ahead and be prepared for scattered slippery stretches and slushy areas.
Late this afternoon, towing operations resumed and many of the motorists who were in ditches along I-94 and US 53 were removed.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says it’s taken reports of 40-50 slide-ins and crashes on I-94 today.
A spokeswoman from the DOT says roads are starting to improve, but it is not allowing tow trucks to remove cars from I-94 between Eau Claire and Hudson until the snow stops.
As of 11 a.m. Thursday, the department had not closed any gates at the ramps leading onto I-94.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (STATE PATROL NEWS RELEASE) - With more snow expected throughout the day, motorists are being asked to refrain from travelling unless absolutely necessary throughout most of the region as the Winter Storm Warning continues for many counties in northwestern Wisconsin.
The Northwest Region State Patrol has responded to about a dozen runs offs and crashes on the I-94 and US 53 corridors, including one fatality overnight in Dunn County. Highway crews have been out plowing state highways most of the night and will continue throughout the day, but are having a difficult time keeping up with the snowfall. The wet snow has also been difficult to move out of the way, slowing down the plowing operations.
If you must travel, check winter road conditions before leaving home by calling 5-1-1 or visiting 511wi.gov. Winter driving tips can be found on WisDOT’s Web site.
Traffic updates are also posted at: 511 WI Northwest.