Polar plunge impacting travel in Southeast Wisconsin

CREATED Jan 26, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - The polar plunge headed to Southeastern Wisconsin is already making a big impact before it arrives.

Wisconsin's Department of Transportation issued a warning over the weekend telling drivers to be prepared and avoid all unnecessary travel Monday and Tuesday.

It's also affecting rail service. Amtrak cut their schedules by half for Monday and Tuesday.

Margaret Koncel took Amtrak to Milwaukee for the weekend from Chicago.

She cut her trip short after hearing about the cancellations.

"I want to make sure that I get home and that I'm safe, because I'm worried about the weather" Koncel said.

Rail service out of Kenosha could also be impacted.

Metra posted a message on their website warning riders to be prepared for delays and cancellations Monday and Tuesday.