Drivers deal with second wave of winter storm

Posted at 10:33 PM, Dec 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-17 23:42:28-05

The second wave of the weekend's winter storm had some people bundling up and staying in. But others say their weekend plans were too important so they headed out onto the snowy street.

"It's deteriorating very fast," said Bob Ackerman, who plows in Waukesha County.

"Slow going, no rush. Don't be in a rush," said driver Mary Poneck.

Despite those warnings, it has not stopped drivers from hitting the roads all around southeastern Wisconsin. The expressways were busy from Waukesha to Racine Counties. Some drivers say they had no choice.

"We're going out tonight, we got to make it to a wedding up in Iron Ridge," said Steve Lachtenberg.

Others like Poneck had a baby shower to be at earlier, but as the storm picked up she headed indoors.

"I'm staying out of it tonight," said Poneck.

It's advice plow truck driver Bob Ackerman wished others would follow. He plowed all Friday night into the morning and now is back out on the roads for another long evening.

"We went back out with the next band that came through about 3 p.m. and we will probably go until about 5 a.m.," said Ackerman.

He picked up some bananas, candy and water for his long night. But he says it's already been a long day.

"During the day it's terrible. I mean people need to slow down, give your plow truck  drivers room. We are out here to help," said Ackerman.

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