Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 a.m.
SULLIVAN—The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that remains in effect until 9 a.m. Monday morning.
Light snow will diminish in most areas through the early morning and snow accumulations of up to 5 inches are forecast with the most snowfall near the Wisconsin/Illinois border.
The powdery snow will cause hazardous travel conditions Monday morning, according to the advisory.
That’s why the Rock County Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone to plan accordingly for your morning commutes.
“Give yourself extra time if you are heading out in the morning and be cautious of deteriorating road conditions during the snow,” a department news release said.
The sheriff’s office release also provided these winter driving tips:
*Allow for extra time in your travels.
*Maintain your vehicle’s tires, windshield wipers and washer fluid.
*Before traveling, brush the snow off of your entire vehicle and pay extra attention to windows, headlights, taillights and license plates.
*Be aware of your location as you travel. Major landmarks, intersections and mile markers could prove to be useful for notifying law enforcement if your vehicle were to run off the road or be involved in a crash.
*Always wear your seatbelt and ensure your passengers do as well. Drive defensively and maintain a safe speed appropriate for road conditions.