'It was crazy:' Wintry weather causes dangerous conditions for drivers in SE Wisconsin
WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wintry weather across southeast Wisconsin on Wednesday, Nov. 6 made things difficult for drivers out on the roads.
“In my five-minute drive, I saw like three cars in the ditch. It was hectic, it was crazy,” said Meghan Vande Boom.
Meghan Vande Boom was on the roads all morning long. She said the snow in Saukville piled up but wasn’t cleaned away.
“I had to plow my own way through the roads, it’s a lot more dangerous than people think," Vande Boom said.
The dangerous conditions caused several crashes. A semi went into a ditch in Washington County, and one person died in a crash on I-43 northbound in Ozaukee County.
“It’s too bad because if the snow is too heavy, people don’t take a lot of caution so unfortunately that kind of stuff happens,” said Dave Reese, another driver.
With another round of snow expected Wednesday evening, drivers are preparing for the worst.
“People think they’re invincible, and that it’s not going to happen to them,” said Vande Boom. “But it can happen in the blink of an eye.”
“If you don’t have a really good reason to drive in weather like today, then don’t, don’t. It’s not worth it,” said Marlana Birchbauer, driver.
Drivers CBS 58 spoke with are asking others on the road to slow down and be extra cautious especially with more snow expected.