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Snow creates treacherous road conditions in southeastern Wisconsin

Posted at 6:21 AM, Feb 10, 2020

Sunday's snowfall created treacherous and slippery conditions for drivers throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Cars struggled to drive up hills on 6th Street north of downtown and near Oakland and North avenues. TMJ4's Storm Chaser captured an MCTS bus stuck in snow near Locust and Maryland. Later in the evening, a car slid into the ditch on I-41 South near Mayfair Road.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office reported on Sunday alone there were six crashes where people got hurt, and 33 where the car was damaged. The Racine County Sheriff's Office said a crash at Highway 20 and 63rd Drive killed one person and hurt nine others, some critically. Three had to be extricated.

Crews were out all afternoon in Milwaukee clearing roads.

"We've had crews out there, they knew that this was coming," said Mayor Tom Barrett. "They actually started going out there Friday night, and so they were doing the treatment of the streets. There's going to be more plows out there."

Meanwhile, those who weren't driving were instead on their porches or sidewalks. People living near Holton and Burleigh spent the day shoveling in rounds.

"I've shoveled twice already," said Jared Kuschweski.

"I'm just happy that we've only had like, what, two or three snows," said Freida Deloney.