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Snowfall creates poor driving conditions during morning commute

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SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN (WITI) -- A fresh round of snow swept across parts of southeast Wisconsin Tuesday night, February 4th into Wednesday morning, February 5th -- causing poor driving conditions.

Forecasters at the NWS say most areas will receive between one and three inches of snow from this system. But total snowfall could result in three to five inches of snow in the affected counties.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties until 9 a.m. CLICK HERE for the advisory details.

Here are a few simple things you can do:

  • Check the roads before you travel. Call 511 or go to www.511wi.gov  for the latest road conditions across Wisconsin.
  • Limit travel and get supplies for your home. . Make sure your home emergency kit is stocked with food that can be stored and eaten without electricity. Also, make sure you have extra water, flashlights with extra batteries and medications. For a complete list of kit items go to our website: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/kit/GetKit.asp
  • Have an emergency winter weather survival kit in your vehicle. Your kit should include water, snack food such as energy bars or raisins, first aid kit and booster cables. If you have a cell phone make sure you have a power adapter you can plug into the lighter. You can find more tip kits on our website… http://readywisconsin.wi.gov
  • Stay informed. ReadyWisconsin will keep you posted on any emergencies that occur during the storm. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/readywisconsin) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/readywisconsin) for updates.
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