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Almost 160 run-offs occur during the first big snow of the year

By Kelsie Hoitomt

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, State Patrol troopers responded to nearly 160 run-offs, including 17 property damage crashes and a total of four injury related crashes.

“In comparison to past snowstorms, this is an average number of responses for our officers,” said State Patrol Commander Jeffrey Frenette. “However, that is still a significant number of vehicles that need attending to. It is important for motorists to pay attention to weather forecasts and plan their trips accordingly and in some cases that may mean just staying home.”

According to some measurements in the area, there was nearly 15 inches of snow that fell throughout the course of Saturday night and Sunday.

Early weather forecasts are predicting another storm this weekend with measurable snow. Travelers are encouraged to check winter road conditions before leaving home by calling 5-1-1 or visiting Wisconsin 511 online.