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Weather worsens, Tri-State Ambulance sees increase in calls

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VIROQUA, Wisconsin (WXOW) – As the weather worsens, Tri-State Ambulance has been responding to an increased number of vehicle crashes.

Lead Medic Nick Eastman said many drivers who crash don't reduce their speeds while driving in blowing snow or freezing temperatures.

"These flat roads and flat lands, the wind is blowing really (badly) and it's blowing a lot of snow over the roads," Eastman said. "In addition, it's blowing snow into your frame of view and it's causing people to lose visibility."

The number of calls Tri-State is receiving for slips and falls on the snow or ice is also going up, according to Eastman. Each day, his team responds to an average of five to seven calls.

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