Deteriorating Travel Conditions

February 17, 2008
J. McLellan 267-2542
mclellan@co.dane.wi.us
Emergency Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/17/08 Issuing Department: Emergency Management For more information contact: J. McLellan, Dept. of Emergency Management 608/267-2542 Travel Conditions Reference #02/17/08-#2 Available at: www.co.dane.wi.us Deteriorating Travel Conditions The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is recommending people stay home. Be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions. Travelers will encounter strong winds, blowing snow, and greatly reduced visibility! We do not encourage persons to travel. If you must travel, please take these precautions : · Check your local weather reports before leaving. · Check weather reports of where you will be traveling through and to. · Be especially aware of ice on bridges and overpasses. · Always make sure your vehicle has plenty of gas. · Maintain a winter survival kit in your vehicle with such items as a flashlight, cell phone and charger, shovel, snow boots, extra clothing and an ice scraper. · Let someone know your travel route. In the event you do not arrive on time, law enforcement officials will know where to search for you and your vehicle. · Be aware of your location in the event you need to summon help or call 911. · Plan ahead and select your route before you leave home or business. · Give yourself plenty of travel time. · If the storm becomes too much for you, please take refuge immediately. ###