Storm Team 4
Fog, sheriff's deputies, flight delays greet Thanksgiving travelers
MILWAUKEE - Early Wednesday fog in Southeastern Wisconsin was one of a few big things Thanksgiving travelers have had to deal with on the road and at the airport.
Sheriff's deputies have also been looking for speeders, drunks and reckless wrong-way drivers.
Thousands of drivers from Southeastern Wisconsin were to head out Wednesday to travel to various destinations for Thanksgiving.
Authorities were cautioning drivers to be extra careful in the thick fog conditions of Wednesday.
People flying through Mitchell International Airport have also found a number of delays Wednesday morning.
Additionally, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and other law enforcement agencies have increased patrols for the holidays.
They were not only set to watch the roads, but freeway on-ramps and off-ramps.
Law enforcement have stepped up patrols following 33 wrong-way driving incidents around Milwaukee, including some deadly incidents.
One driver went 15 miles the wrong way before he stopped.
As part of "Operation Safe Drive," Sheriff David Clarke wants people to drive defensively, be courteous and stay sober.
"You're taking other people's life and safety into your hands," explained Clarke to TODAY'S TMJ4.