Drivers, exercise caution! Police, Sheriff’s officials respond to crashes as snow falls Monday

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Drivers were encouraged to use caution in their travels Monday evening, November 24th and Tuesday morning — as snow made roads slick and has affected visibility.

Milwaukee police said they received reports of nine personal injury crashes, and 30 property damage only crashes since noon Monday. Police were encouraging motorists to use extra caution.

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday, they responded to 14 property damage only crashes and six personal injury crashes. Additionally, Sheriff’s deputies dealt with 22 disabled vehicles.

In Waukesha County between noon and 7:30 p.m., officials dealt with 73 vehicles in the ditch, 48 property damage only crashes, and nine personal injury accidents. We’re told salt trucks will be out until 11:00 p.m. Monday. Six trucks will continue salting roads overnight.

In Ozaukee County, between 4:00 p.m. on, officials handled one three-vehicle injury accident. We’re told no one was seriously injured. Officials say there were probably about 10 vehicles in the ditch that had to be handled. Salt trucks continued to work on the roads Monday night.

In Sheboygan County, between 1:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., officials handled 20 vehicles in the ditch and four property damage only accidents. Six to eight salt trucks remained on the roads Monday night. A full contingent of trucks will go out around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday.

In Washington County, officials handled 53 vehicles in the ditch — and salt trucks continued to work on the roads.

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