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Salt trucks, cars take on slick roads in Waukesha

CREATED Jan 30, 2013 - UPDATED: Jan 30, 2013

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WAUKESHA - Dozens of salt trucks have hit the roads in Waukesha, preparing for slippery, slushy conditions.

As of 6:00 a.m., all seemed to be quiet in terms of weather conditions in Waukesha.

At that time, no rain or snow was falling.  TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady says cold temperatures had set in.

Then, at 8:10 a.m., rain began falling.  A couple hours later, snow started falling.

"It's kind of crazy to see it rain, then ice, then snow, and I'm not excited to drive in it later," said Aimee Ambrose to Melissa.

When the snow fell, Waukesha sent out three dozen crews to salt the roads, intersections and hills.

Still, drivers called conditions slick.

"It seems with the sleet and stuff, it's starting to get back again," said Barry Holloway.

"I almost slipped getting out of the car," admitted Ambrose.

That's quite a bit different than 24 hours before the snowfall, when temperatures were in the 50's.

"This week's been pretty crazy.  Yesterday, I didn't have to wear a coat to work," explained Luke Baryenbruch.

"It makes your week interesting with 40 degree temperature swings."