A Few Clouds
West Bend N/A
Fond du Lac N/A
Dense Fog Blankets the Area, Causes Chaos on The Roads
BROWN DEER---Dense fog blanketed much of southeast Wisconsin during Tuesday morning's commute, causing numerous accidents in just three hours.
One wreck near the Brown Deer Road exit blocked traffic for miles on I-43 in the southbound lanes.
Authorities say most of the fender benders happened because of motorists' speed.
It's advised to slow down considerably when visibility drops.
In fact, drivers should keep a car length for every ten miles an hour you're going.
So if you're traveling 50 mph, you should have five car lengths between you and the car in front of you.
In addition, it's recommended to drive with your headlights, not high beams. Defensive driving can help too.
In addition, when the weather conditions worsen, try to tack on 10 to 15 minutes to your drive time commute just to allow extra time to play it safe.