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COPY-DOT cautions travelers to monitor weather conditions this weekend

Milwaukee (Press Release) - WisDOT wants to remind motorists traveling in southern Wisconsin to plan for potentially dangerous road conditions as a winter storm approaches heading into a heavy Christmas travel weekend.

Severe winter weather will impact most of southern Wisconsin late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Snow covered roads and hazardous travel conditions are expected, with the heaviest snowfall occurring between midnight and noon on Sunday, affecting the I-94 and I-90 corridor between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. The storm system will depart later Sunday, however difficult road conditions may persist.

Motorists may want to cancel or delay travel plans on Sunday and are advised to reduce speed when road conditions are hazardous, or there is reduced visibility. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), including the Wisconsin State Patrol, will closely monitor road conditions as the storm moves into regions across the state.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation advises motorists to check road conditions before traveling by calling 5-1-1 or visiting

If You Must Drive During Winter Storm Conditions - Be Prepared:

- Allow plenty of extra time for travel.

- Drive at a safe and legal speed for conditions: the 55 or 65 mph speed limit is a maximum speed

for times when conditions are good/ideal, not for when roads are slippery and visibility is reduced.

- Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and others for stopping.

- Drive alert and sober.

- Always wear seatbelts

- Keep at least a half tank of gas in your vehicle.

- Inform people (friends, family) of your travel plans and approximate arrival time.

Additional winter driving tips can be found on the WisDOT website at

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