Sheriff says 7 squads stranded; urges no travel

Sheriff David Beth.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department may have as many as seven squads stranded in the storm, Sheriff David Beth said during a TV interviews this morning.

“It’s very, very serious out there,” Beth said on WTMJ 4. “We have an extreme state here in Kenosha County. There’s nothing moving and don’t move.”

Interstate 94 in the county is completely blocked, Beth said, though he added that travel limitations have kept him from see that himself.

Beth said roads are impassable all over the county. When road crews were able to clear roads they would fill-in or blow over almost immediately.

“The roads are impassable,” Beth said. “The Highway Department is getting stuck.”

Beth also reported that his family had rescued a person stranded in a car near their home who was sleeping on the sheriff’s couch as he was giving the interview. Beth said stranded deputies last night also were being instructed to try to make it to the nearest house to seek shelter.



  1. Jack says:

    It looks like the sheriff is calling from Florida.

    1. admin says:

      That photo was taken in Salem in June — which right now does make it look like Florida. — Darren

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