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Drivers hit the road for the holidays despite the snowstorm


The snow isn't stopping many from hitting the roads to get where they need to be this holiday season. 

Wisconsin State Patrol officials say even a day after the huge snowstorm  they expect heavy traffic on the roadways Friday night.  

As a reminder, State Patrol officials say the streets are still slick, so they'll have a number of officers on the road looking for those unsafe drivers. 

"Some of the back roads are still icy and snow covered in areas so the main highways though should be pretty good travel wise so we are expecting the travel volume to pick up," said Wisconsin State Patrol Sgt., Carrie Johnson. 

State Patrol officials say it's important to drive the speed limit, especially after a snow storm. They also say keep a safe distance between the cars, and be aware of your surroundings. 

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