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Overnight snow could mean messy morning commute

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RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW) - Wisconsin State Patrol says the overnight snow could make for a messy commute Tuesday morning.

Warmer temperatures for the past few days gave drivers clearer roads, but a State Patrol sergeant says with the snow overnight, they do expect to see an increase in crashes. The sergeant says it is important to give yourself time to get where you're going Tuesday morning and put safety over speed.

"With these warmer temperatures, people have been speeding up a little bit and feeling more comfortable on the roadways since they're dry and there's no snow on them,” said Sgt. Bryan Wrycha of Wisconsin State Patrol. “Just a reminder have them slow down and maintain that safety cushion between you and other vehicles."

State Patrol warns drivers if you do slide off into a ditch, do not get out of your car. Stay inside your vehicle and call 911.

This snow is expected to begin between 2 to 3 a.m Tuesday morning. State Patrol tells drivers to slow down and be careful during your morning commute.  You can check up-to-date road conditions on the DOT's website.
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