Icy roads blamed for weekend crashes

CREATED Dec 29, 2012

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KENOSHA, Wis. - Traffic through Kenosha County was recovering Saturday morning after a rollover crash on slippery pavement critically injured a New Berlin man.

Kenosha County sheriff's deputies reopened southbound I-94 around 9:30am, after all three lanes had been completely shut down for a time.

Deputies say the New Berlin man was driving southbound shortly before 7am when his vehicle hit a culvert, flipped and rolled into a ditch filled with water. Kenosha County Sheriff's Sgt. Frank Lovine says the man was trapped upside down in his car.  A female passenger suffered minor injuries.

The weather is also blamed on an 8am crash in Ozaukee County on I-43 in the Town of Belgium. That's where a vehicle rolled and started on fire, but the driver escaped with only minor injuries.

Lingering snow showers are expected to continue Saturday, mainly along the lakefront.

WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) meteorologist Jesse Ritka said  additional accumulation in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Sheboygan counties should mainly be less than one inch, and the snow would likely taper off in the afternoon hours.