Wintry Mix Leads to Dangerous Roads for Wisconsin Commuters
The National Weather Services has issued an advisory for commuters in southeastern Wisconsin due to a frozen mix expected to last from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 3.
Motorists on the commute to and from work may experience low visibility and dangerously slick roads while sleet, snow and freezing rain makes its way across the state.
Milwaukee Police Department even tweeted a warning to drivers at 11 a.m. this morning, reminding them to drive cautiously and expect delays. Between 6 and 9 a.m. alone, authorities responded to 38 collisions on snow-covered roads.
All throughout the winter, but especially on days like today, it is critical to remember the basics of driving safely on slick, iced-over roads.
Tips for Driving in a Wintry Mix
- Decrease speed and leave plenty of room between vehicles
- Use lower gears, especially on hills; it will help your tires grip the road
- Avoid using cruise control on iced-over roads
- Maintain your vehicle, taking particular care to keep windshield and headlights clean
- Turn on lights to increase your visibility to other motorists
Upcoming Weather Patterns
The snow that blew in this morning is expected to taper off later in the day, bringing in its wake a mix of freezing rain, sleet and slushy road conditions. Take care to watch for black ice, which can be very difficult for drivers to detect, and remember not to rubberneck if you see other accidents happening around you.
If Youre Injured by Another Driver, Dont Hesitate to Call a Lawyer
Weather conditions can certainly have an impact on a persons ability to control their car, but if the driver is negligent before the accident happens then they should be held accountable for their actions.
The Milwaukee auto accident lawyers at Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice understand the perils of traveling in bad weather. If another driver put you at risk, or caused you harm, contact our firm immediately to receive a free evaluation of your case. A Milwaukee injury attorney from our law firm can help to determine whether you have a claim for compensation, and fight for the maximum amount you are eligible for.