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Highway officials work to clear roads in central Wisconsin

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -

Steady snowfall made for messy roads Tuesday throughout central Wisconsin.

Marathon County Highway Department officials said they have been working to clear the roads with the hopes of preventing weather related crashes.

"We had crews out around 3:30 this morning," Paul Schilling of the Marathon County Department said. "We do plan on running all night until eight o'clock and then we have a second shift coming in to maintain the four lane roads.

The afternoon road temperatures have been on the high side, which allowed snowplows to use less salt on the roads, according to Schilling.

He said roads are more likely to be icy during the even hours and advises drivers to be extra cautious.

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