State plans upgrades to interstate near Janesville
From The Associated Press:
After a slow response during a winter storm left some 2,000 vehicles stranded on Interstate 39-90, the state says it'll place highway cameras in the Janesville area.
Officials also say they're looking at putting more gates on highway on-ramps and they'll hold a drill next month to help them determine when to close highways during severe winter storms.
State Patrol Superintendent David Collins says all public safety agencies learned a lesson from the incident in February.
A severe winter storm caused a backup that eventually grew to more than 20 miles and stranded motorists for as long as 12 hours without food, water or gas.
A report by the National Guard criticized the state patrol and other agencies for a slow response time.
Last updated: 9:05 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012