RACINE CO. (WITI) -- Another round of snow is sweeping across southeast Wisconsin Tuesday, March 5th. At this time, a winter storm WARNING is still in effect for Racine, Kenosha, Walworth and Jefferson Counties until midnight.
In Racine County the snow started falling around 8:00 a.m. -- and as of 11:00 a.m. residents in that area saw one-and-a-half to two inches of snow.
Officials say the main roadways in Sturtevant are clear of snow, but are wet, and traffic is flowing steady. No major accidents have been reported. The morning commute didn't seem to be a huge issue for motorists -- but the drive home may pose a slick commute for drivers.
It looks like the best chance for moderate to heavy snow falls between late morning and the late afternoon.
Luckily, unlike the system last week, it looks like Lake Michigan will not have as much of an impact but only add a little to totals in the east.
If you must drive during the storm please be prepared:
- Plan ahead and allow plenty of extra time for travel.
- Drive at a safe and legal speed for conditions (The 55 or 65 mph speed limit is a maximum speed for times when conditions are good/ideal, not for when roads are slippery and visibility is reduced.)
- Drive alert and sober.
- Do not use cruise control in wintry conditions.
- Always wear seatbelts.
- Keep a charged cell phone handy. Keep both hands on the wheel while driving.
- Keep at least a half a tank of gas in your vehicle.
- Make sure friends and family members know your travel plans and when you should arrive.