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Winter weather continues to cause messy roads

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) - It might feel like this weather is never going to end. The freezing rain and snow made a mess of the roads again on Friday.

Some drivers don't seem to be phased by it.

"It's actually not too bad out, the slush seems to be hardening up," said Bradley Gross of Wausau.

But when you ask a plow driver trying to clean up these roads, it's a different answer.

"Oh they're horrible,” said Casey McCulloch of Wausau. "We're trying to keep up with plowing, but it's impossible. I mean with how wet the snow is just hard to keep up."

While they try to keep up, slide offs and crashes are coming in.

"We have rapidly changing weather conditions a lot of glazing black ice conditions," said Lt. Mark Wagers of Marathon County Sheriff's Dept.

Wagers says he's seen three major reasons causing these incidents.

"Drivers who are going too fast for the conditions, failing to have control and crashing, or we've had on the flip side, we have drivers who go into the ditch trying to avoid other drivers who have lost control of their vehicles," said Wagers.

He says it doesn't matter how much snow comes down.

"The frequency may change from year to year,” said Wagers. “It's the same conditions that we have seen, most of us over the course of our lifetime."

With these conditions continuing, some people are ready for this weather to be over.

"It's been hard and we're just ready for spring,” said McCulloch.

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