Racine County Sheriff's deputies respond to over 50 winter weather related calls
RACINE COUNTY, Wisc. (CBS 85) --- Racine County Sheriff's deputies have responded to over 50 calls for crashes and motorists in need since 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
The Racine County Sheriff's Office announced the latest numbers in a tweet at 1:41 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31.
Racine County Sheriff’s Deputies have responded to over 50 calls for crashes and motorists in need since the start of this storm around 8pm last night 1/30/21.— Racine County Sheriff's Office (@RacineSheriff) January 31, 2021
Officials say the blowing and drifting snow created dangerous conditions for drivers, as well as deputies responding to assist.
RCSO said if you must travel, to be prepared with a winter survival kit including water, snacks, blankets, and a cell phone charger.
"Remember to leave early to allow for delays, drive slowly, and leave plenty of room for stopping," RCSO said in a news release. "If you are in a crash stay in your vehicle if it is safe. As we start to di gout please take breaks while clearing snow and check on your elderly neighbors."