Snowy conditions cause problems on the road

Snowy conditions cause problems on the road
Posted at 7:06 AM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 08:06:58-05

A winter weather advisory is in effect through southeast Wisconsin until 2 p.m. Tuesday.

It's a sloppy morning on the roads in Kenosha County. Bridget Shanahan reports that I-94 north looks dramatically better at 6 a.m. than it did at 5 a.m. She says It is wet on the roads, but there doesn't seem to be any ice. However, the on and off ramps, as well as side streets, are still covered in snow.


Snow is also coming down in Racine County. Veronica Macias reports the weather is better at 6 a.m. than it was at 3:30 a.m. A snow plow driver that worked overnight said he was happy we did not get five to six inches of snow overnight.

"The snowfall is not as bad as I thought it would be," Ryan Lipski said. "I think the brusk of it will come between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. I think I'll be back out during the lunch hour, plowing again."

Even though the weather is better than expected, that doesn't mean the roads aren't bad. There was one accident involving a semi-truck near Highway 11 in Racine County.

Snow is staring to wind down in Saukville. Pete Zervakis reports the flakes are a little bit smaller and lighter, not as wet as earlier in the morning.

The sheriff's office in Ozaukee County said drivers should be mindful of some minor drifting because of the winds that are causing the snow to blow around on the roads. Overall, there have been no major incidents or accidents in that area.

Snow Emergencies are still in effect for Racine and the Village of Pleasant Prairie. For Pleasant Prairie, that means no parking is allowed on Village streets. Similar restrictions are in place in Racine.