Winter weather advisory issued
JANESVILLE-- The National Weather Service in Sullivan has issued a winter weather advisory for Rock County as another round of snow moves into the area Thursday night.
According to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office: Reports indicate that Rock County could get 3 to 5 inches of total snow accumulation by Friday evening. Winds could also reach 25 mph at times and there is a possibility of freezing rain on Friday afternoon before the storm wraps up.
This winter storm is expected to bring drifting snow, decreased visibility and continued slippery road conditions. So in anticipation of the storm, the sheriff’s office wants to remind everyone to be aware of the potentially dangerous road conditions and plan accordingly, allowing extra time for travel.
The department also shared these Wisconsin Department of Transportation winter driving tips:
Plan your travel, selecting both primary and alternate routes.
Check latest weather information on your radio.
Try not to travel alone--two or three people are preferable.
Drive carefully and defensively. Watch for ice patches on bridges and overpasses.
Take note of your odometer and coordinate it with exit numbers, mileposts, or crossroads so if you are in a crash or slide off the road you'll better be able to identify where you are and summon law enforcement officers, rescue workers, or tow truck operators more quickly to your location.
If a storm begins to be too much for you to handle, seek refuge immediately.
If your car should become disabled, stay with the vehicle, running your engine and heater for short intervals. Be sure to "crack" a window in the vehicle to avoid carbon monoxide build-up.