Road Update 8am
Stay home if you can. That's the word from 3 local County Highway Commissioners this morning as blowing and drifting snow is playing havoc with snowplow drivers.
In La Crosse County, Ron Chamberlain says plows have been out since 3:30 this morning and most roads are being reported as snow covered and slick.
In Monroe County, Jack Dittmar, says they have been out since 1 this morning but drifting is the major concern now....especially on ridge roads. And in Winona County, Aaron Lefee tells us that they have been attacking the snow since 4.......and again blowing and drifting is the concern for the rest of today.
At the La Crosse Airport.....both flights out this morning are on time.
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Governor Readying The Troops
(AP) Gov. Scott Walker is readying the troops as a strong winter storm makes its way to Wisconsin. Walker Wednesday declared a State of Emergency as the storm advances toward the Badger State. The order mobilizes state resources, including the Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin National Guard, the State Patrol and other agencies. The State Patrol is recommending against travel during the storm.
Area Road Update 7am
Roads in the area are being reported as snow covered and slick so far this morning. I-90 from Tomah to La Crosse is reported as snow covered and slick in spots as is Highway 16 from Sparta to La Crosse.
Highway 53 into La Crosse has quite a bit of slow traffic this morning and 53 to Galesville is reported as very slick. County Highway B in Monroe County has already had several areas of drifting snow onto the highway.
Road crews in the area have been out for about 3 hours now.....there main concern for the rest of today is blowing and drifting snow which could, at times, produce white out conditions.
Mauston Declares Snow Emergency
Due to the pending blizzard for our area The City of Mauston’s Mayor has