Storm Team 4: Extra Deputies To Help in Racine Storm
Melanie Stout reports. Video by wtmj.comvideo
RACINE - Sheriff's Deputies with Racine County said they would have extra patrols out to deal with any accidents or stranded drivers in the snowstorm.
"We got two snowmobiles if needed," said Sheriff's Deputy Jim Wallace.
"We can use if our squads can't get anywhere then we can use our snowmobiles to get there."
His department also had some squad cars with chains on the wheels and tires, and ATV's to respond to any emergencies during Tuesday night's blizzard.
Extra staff was on hand to respond to emergencies like car accidents and stranded drivers.
Scott Mertens already ended up in a ditch.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Melanie Stout rode along with Deputy Wallace.
He said the biggest problem in these conditions was drivers going too fast.
He also saw blowing and drifting snow that could hurt visibility on the roads later on.
"It can come up on different spots on the roadways," said Wallace.
"It will look good, and all of a sudden, there's a drift, so it's better to be safe than sorry and drive slow. Be careful. Just anticipate things like that which can pop up.