round of winter weather has blanketed north central Wisconsin. With
it came snow, ice, and sleet.
have to be aware of changing road conditions constantly now that
we've entered into winter," said Sgt. Carrie Johnson from
Wisconsin State Patrol.
Patrol officials were out in full force as the storm moved through,
beefing up patrol to handle all the calls.
started going into the ditch, losing control of their vehicles,"
the morning commute saw some relief. Snow plow drivers, like Leonard
Kurzynski, we're out all night.
the last 48 hours, I've probably had 5 hours of sleep," said
Kruzynski as he was finishing up a driveway on Wausau's west side.
a long day when you have snow," he said.
Patrol authorities say highways and major roads were mostly clear.
But, it's, the back roads that remain the problem. Most of them are
slushy and snow covered and with the temperatures expected to drop,
that means this could turn to ice.
forget and so every year we kind of have to re-train our brains to say
you know what it's time to slow down," said Johnson.
put away the driving, the roads, the hassle. The winter weather was a
welcomed sight for some.
got my sweatshirt gloves, snow pants, hat," said Tatum Arndt, 3, as
she played in her front yard.
At this home daycare in Kronenwetter, Tatum and her friends are making
the most of the snow day.
kids they love it and we do make the best of it and there are a lot
of fun things you can do in the snow here," said Chrissy Arndt.
whether you're driving or playing, one thing's for sure, winter is
here to stay.