Washington County: Conditions Worsen

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WEST BEND - Conditions on the roads in Washington County begin to worsen, and plenty of drivers ended up in the ditch.

It was a busy day for trooper Brendan Braun.

He's responding to back-to-back calls for driver's slipping and sliding off the roadways.

"Not hurt or anything, are you?" asked Braun who was assisting someone in such a situation.

As the plow trucks try to clear the freeway, some drivers are simply driving too fast for the conditions.

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Some are even flying past sqauds as they tend to accidents.

As TODAY'S TMJ4 HD reporter Melanie Stout rode along with Trooper Braun in Washington County, the conditions started to deteriorate.

"The wind is really picking up."

The light, fluffy snow is drifting from the sides of the roads, reducing visibility and making for slick conditions.

"The problem with the white fluffy snow is that it freezes so fast, but with the wet snow its not that you have more traction but the fluffy stuff gets on the road and if the temperature drops quickly then it really gets really slick really fast."