Friday night roads treacherous in Rock County

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Gazette staff
Friday, January 3, 2014

Authorities are reporting hazardous driving conditions around Rock County on Friday night.

Numerous runoffs are reported. A single-vehicle accident was reported on southbound Interstate 90/39 near Beloit shortly before 10 p.m.

A sheriff's department deputy said blowing and drifting snow, especially on east-west roads, is causing the "absolutely horrid" conditions.

And from the Associated Press:

SULLIVAN, Wis. (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning of strong winds causing blowing and drifting snow in southeastern Wisconsin. 

The weather service says south winds gusting up to 30 mph are causing blowing and drifting snow, especially on east-west roads. 

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Highway 12 between Pell Lake and Lake Geneva had areas of considerable blowing and drifting snow, with a few areas of near-zero visibility. 

The weather service received similar reports in some areas of Rock, Dane and Jefferson counties. 

A winter weather advisory is out for southeastern Wisconsin until 9 a.m. Saturday because of blowing snow.

Last updated: 9:03 pm Friday, January 3, 2014

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