DOT urges drivers to use caution with weekend snow

Posted at 8:07 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 21:10:27-05
MILWAUKEE  - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation urges drivers to use caution while out on the roads this weekend. 
"Take your time, slow down, and take it easy," Kelvin Hall said.
Hall is a resident of Milwaukee. He said he's used to driving in the snow, but he's always sure to prepare his vehicle before hitting the road.
"I got a tune up, [an] oil change, and some new tires," Hall continued.
According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), even roads that appear clear can have sudden slippery spots, and cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles. That's why the Department of Public Works has a plan to clear snow and ice and keep Milwaukee streets safe, and passable. However, in the event of a snow emergency, drivers must pay attention to designated snow routes.
"[A snow emergency] is declared by the commissioner of Public Works," DPW Director of operations, Laura Daniels, said.
"In a snow emergency there are posted snow routes, look for signs whenever you park," Daniels continued. 
According to Daniels, if a snow emergency were to go into effect over the weekend, cars parked along snow emergency routes will be ticketed and towed.  
High winds and drifting snow are expected to make driving difficult. DOT asks drivers to pay attention, leave plenty of room for stopping, and allow plenty of time to get to your destination.