Dane County asks people to take caution during remainder of winter storm

Multiple cities in Dane County declared snow emergencies

MADISON, Wis. — As the winter storm continues to pass through, Dane County is asking people to take caution.

“Our big concern moving forward is that with the storm coming in, it’s going to be that drifting, it’s going to be that light snow, and when we combine that with the fact that we got a fair amount of ice last night on a number of our roads, we are urging people to use extreme caution,” Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said.

Parisi said the ice created challenges for the snow plows Friday night and heading into Saturday. About 60 snow plows have been out sanding, salting and scraping the ice off the roads.

“The interstate, the Beltline, some of those roads are going to clear up and be really good, but as you get to some of the other roads that are east, west roads, the wind and some of those places that are ice are going to be rapidly changing conditions,” Dane County Highway Commissioner Jerry Mandli said.

The county is asking that drivers be respectful of snow plows by proving plenty of space and not passing in tight situations.

Parisi said it’s important for neighbors to look out for each other during the storm, and check in on those who may be vulnerable.