Sheriff's office: Weather mix led to 'busy morning' of freeway crashes
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MILWAUKEE - According to a Milwaukee County Sheriff's spokeswoman, the mix of precipitation on area freeways led to a bunch of crashes.
Milwaukee's freeways had nine crashes between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.
I-94 in Racine and Kenosha had "an obstacle course of crashes" in the early morning hours as well.
"(Deputies) found that it was very light snow that was on top of what had been wet roads, but when the temperatures dropped, things got a little icy," said Milwaukee Sheriff's Spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker.
"The little bit of light snow made it a little bit worse. After the salters came out, they found the situation improved dramatically."
Public works crews for Milwaukee County are responsible for plowing and salting freeways in the county, while Wisconsin DOT crews are responsible for other freeways in Southeastern Wisconsin.
There was no initial word on when those crews salted those freeways Tuesday morning.