Green County discouraging travel Thursday
Green County Sheriff Jeff Skatrud “strongly suggests” travel be avoided Thursday, particularly during the afternoon and evening when a blizzard is forecasted for south central Wisconsin.
The forecast predicts Green County will receive “substantial amounts” of snow and experience blizzard conditions most of the day Thursday, he said in a news release. This will be the third blizzard in the last several years.
“Our experience with those storms is that there were be a number of hours, despite the outstanding work by our highway department and township plow crews that visibility will be so restricted that it will be impossible to drive and some roads will become impassable,” Skatrud stated. “If people become stranded, we will very likely not be able to get to them until conditions improve.”
The sheriff’s office advised people to stock up on essentials and stay tuned to media for condition reports.
“If you absolutely have to travel, make sure that others know your route of travel, destination and expected arrival time to that destination. Keep your cell phones charged, your gas tank full and an emergency kit in your vehicle,” the release stated. “If you become stranded, there is a likelihood that emergency responders will not be able to get to you for hours.”