MCSO responds to 134 winter weather service calls in 18-hour span

Updated: 8:49 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2021

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office responded to 134 winter weather service calls in 18 hours, between 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 through 4 p.m. Jan. 26.

The calls responded to include:

  • 71 disabled vehicles
  • 53 property damage crashes
  • 7 crashes with injuries
  • 3 abandoned vehicles

The sheriff's office reminds the public to follow safe driving tips in winter weather conditions:

  • Reduce your speed to match road conditions. Double or even triple your following distance; instead of keeping two car lengths between you and the car in front of you, maintain a distance of four or even six car lengths.
  • Wear your seatbelt.
  • Make sure your headlights are on.
  • Slow down and prepare to stop.
  • Move over or slow down for first responders and emergency personnel.
  • If you are in a ditch: Turn on your hazard lights, remain in your vehicle, and call 911.
  • If you are in a crash and your vehicle is still drivable; It’s safer to drive off the freeway to the nearest exit. Once you have removed your vehicle from the highway, call 911 or MCSO’s non-emergency number, 414-278-4788.
  • If you are in a crash and your vehicle is not movable, or you are injured: Turn on your hazard lights, remain in your vehicle with your seatbelt on, and call 911. 

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Posted: 7:14 a.m. on Jan. 26, 2021

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) – Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 15 calls from 10 p.m. on Monday, January 25 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26 due to winter weather.

The department says eight were car crashes, two calls for abandoned vehicles and five disabled vehicles.

Deputies are urging the public to drive slow, move over for first responders and wear seatbelts.

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