Freezing rain/ice generates calls for Sheriff’s Department, fire departments, utility crews

The freezing rain/ice event that started in Kenosha County Tuesday evening and extended into Wednesday morning has kept, law enrocement, fire and rescue and utility crews busy through Wednesday.

Here is a summary of activity shared by the Sheriff’s Department Wednesday:

Kenosha County experienced a freezing rain/ice event that began yesterday evening. Between Tuesday, February 5, 2019, starting at approximately 6:00 PM until today Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 8:00 AM, Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies have responded to the following weather and traffic related calls:

  • 16 assist motorist calls.
  • 11 property damage accidents.
  • 14 road hazard reports.
  • 19 downed power lines/tree reports.
  • 5 transformer explosions.”

Traffic signals reported as not operating correctly due to power loss are located at Highway 50 at Highway 83-north in Wheatland

“The roadways remain hazardous and slippery, and we urge the community to exercise extreme caution when traveling,” the news release concluded.


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