Winter storm headed our way; tips for travelers
With a winter storm expected to impact Thanksgiving travel, ReadyWisconsin is encouraging anyone traveling this holiday season to make sure they are watching the weather and accounting for it in their planning.
“Millions of people are expected to travel to see family and friends in the days ahead,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Dr. Darrell Williams. “Several may be getting on the road just as another round of snow and rain settle over Wisconsin, so it’s important to make sure you are ready.”
The National Weather Service is forecasting most of northern and northwestern Wisconsin could see 8-12 inches of snow between Tuesday evening and Wednesday, while southern portions of the state are expected to see rain or light snow.
Travelers can check with 511 Wisconsin for the latest traffic and road conditions. This information, along with live traffic cameras and traffic alerts, can be accessed through a free mobile app or the mobile-friendly site http://www.511wi.gov.
Pack an emergency kit in your vehicle that includes non-perishable foods, flashlight, extra hats, gloves and blankets. Make sure to also travel with fresh water.
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