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Latest round of winter weather made for tough morning commute


Drivers hitting the roads Friday morning had a challenge, under their wheels.

"I think we need the moisture but comes at a bad time in the morning with the work commute," said Jeff Michalski.

Major highways and side streets were covered in snow. As it fell, more slick spots surprised drivers.

"You just have to watch out for other drivers that may not be familiar or aware of how to drive in those conditions," said Jim Pinsonneault.

Jeff Michalski noticed the poor road conditions on his morning drive from Mosinee to Wausau.

"Pretty bad, the roads are sloppy, slushy, if you can, I'd stay off of them," said Michalski.

In just a few hours time, the storm dumped more than two inches of snow by sunrise in the Wausau area.

"Leave a little earlier, give yourself a little space," said Marlin Masanz.

From slide-ins to close calls, drivers say staying safe comes down to caution.

"You've got to drive accordingly, you just, don't tailgate or else you aren't going to stop when you want to," said Masanz.

Although snow is typical during central Wisconsin winters, some drivers said they're ready for a different forecast.

"I wish spring would get here, I'm not a snow fan," said Deb Maley.

Another round of winter weather and a slick start to the morning drive.

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