Don't drive, sheriff's office urges
JANESVILLE--The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is urging drivers to limit or avoid travel as evening drive time approaches
“If traveling is necessary, allow for extra time and drive cautiously,” the office said a news release.
Most roads in the area remain slippery from a snowfall that dumped about 3.75 inches on Janesville on Wednesday. The snow has tapered off to a flurry, but winds and cooling temperatures are likely to make roads more treacherous.
As of 1:20 p.m., deputies recorded six accidents, 21 runoffs and several other calls related to the weather.
The sheriff’s office recommended motorists and passengers to follow these winter driving tips:
--Carry food and drinks.
--Bring extra clothing or blankets.
--Equip vehicle with a flashlight, shovel and bag of salt or sand.
--Have communication devices with numbers for tow truck providers.
--Fill your gas tank.
--Know the area where you are driving, which could come in handy if you become stranded.
--Slow down and wear safety restraints.