Storm Team 4
Number of crashes, disabled vehicles in Sheboygan Co. 'worst most of us have ever seen'
SHEBOYGAN - So much snow has fallen in Sheboygan County that law enforcement can't even reach many of the vehicles which are stuck in snow drifts of up to six feet.
"The worst that most of us have ever seen to our recollection," said Sheboygan Sheriff's Lieutenant Jason Lierman to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker.
"One of my sergeants says this is one of the top five calls in his 18-plus years in law enforcement...It is causing a lot of drifting, with drifts being reported up to six feet tall...pretty much every roadway in our county."
"We've probably had 150 to 200 calls for stranded motorists and vehicles going in the ditch, some of them we were unable to get to."
According to Melissa McCrady of TODAY'S TMJ4, some people had to stay overnight in their cars.
One semi truck drive experienced being stuck on Highway 23 near Sheboygan Falls.
The traffic was backed up a long distance while DPW workers helped him out.
Another woman had to leave her car behind near Lakeland College.
"We were out here for three hours pushing it," said Sarah Strzelczyk to Melissa. "It was over there, then we finally got it over here on the side of the road."
"You couldn't even walk. Snow, it felt like ice blowing in your face. It was bad out. You couldn't see anything."
There was no initial word on any injuries.