DOT suggests canceling or delaying travel plans

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Gazette staff
Saturday, January 25, 2014

JANESVILLE -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is warning travelers that severe weather will result in "extremely hazardous" road conditions starting late Saturday night.

"Motorists may want to cancel or delay travel plans tonight and Sunday," said a news release from the WisDOT State Traffic Operations Center.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 6 a.m. Monday. From 1 to 3 inches of snow are expected starting Saturday night.

Then the wind will start up.

Blowing and drifting snow will especially affect north and south roads, the National Weather Service said. The snow will cause drifting, and blowing snow will reduce visibility.

A wind chill watch is in effect starting late Sunday night through early Wednesday morning.

Anyone who must travel should take along a charged cellphone and always keep the vehicle's gas tank at least half full, according to the WisDOT news release.

As usual, drivers are advised to reduce their speeds and plan more time for travel.

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