WisDOT: Motorists many want to cancel travel plans Tuesday night

By KBJR News 1

WisDOT: Motorists many want to cancel travel plans Tuesday night

March 5, 2013 Updated Mar 5, 2013 at 6:17 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- WisDOT advises that severe weather, poor visibility and hazardous road conditions will continue
into the evening hours across Wisconsin, particularly affecting the afternoon commutes in Milwaukee and Madison.

Snow continues to fall across much of Wisconsin this afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and advisories through Tuesday night, with snow fall expected to
occur in the south and southeast throughout this evening, along with blowing and drifting snow.

As snow falls, travel on area freeways and roadways will continue to be hazardous.

Motorists may want to cancel or delay travel plans.

As of 2 PM, the highest amounts have been in the western part of the state, where the snow is coming to an end. The heaviest snow this evening will be in southeast Wisconsin, where an additional 3 to 6 inches could fall, causing significant problems for the evening commute.

Northerly winds gusting as high as 30mph will cause some blowing and drifting snow, especially in rural areas.

The snow will gradually end across the far southeast by midnight, but areas of blowing snow will continue to be a problem through the overnight hours.

Motorists are advised that visibility and varying road conditions will be challenging throughout the day, and that the maximum legal speed limit is in place for good or ideal conditions. Motorists are
advised to reduce speed when road conditions are hazardous and there is reduced visibility.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), including the Wisconsin State Patrol, will closely monitor road conditions as the storm moves into the various regions.