According to the National Weather Service, blowing snow and frigid wind chills are expected today as the winds top 45 mph at the time. Road conditions deteriorate throughout the state and that residents should stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary, according to the authorities.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation along with the State Patrol is removing the restrictions to entering I-94 between Hudson and Tomah effective immediately.
Forecasters predicted as much as 10 to 15 inches of snow could hit the area of Fond du Lac, with larger amounts in the central region of the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Kuhlman said the visibility on the roads could be reduced to 35 mph winds.
“We heard there is a possibility of 9 inches in the county. We have a lot of salt now and 49 snowplow drivers who may be called upon as needed,” he said.
People are alert to stay away from roads wherever possible.
“If you travel, make sure you allow extra time, slow down and keep your windows clear and the lights to increase visibility,” he said.
Wisconsin Emergency Management officials urge Wisconsinites to remember to dress in layers and keep exposure to a minimum. Drivers must have their vehicles equipped with winter emergency kits.
To check the latest winter road conditions, call 5-1-1 or visit 511.wi.gov. Dial 9-1-1- only for emergency situations.