Police report mix of accidents, disabled cars during morning rush hour
MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- Accidents piled up all over area interstates during Friday's morning commute.
Low visibility, slick roads, and the real zinger: high winds. There were dozens of accidents in Racine, Waukesha, and Milwaukee counties. There were rollovers, accidents with injuries, some spin-outs. Drivers were backed up in traffic for hours.
Fran McLaughlin with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office told TODAY'S TMJ4 that police responded to a mixture of 22 accidents and disabled vehicles from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Friday.
The Wisconsin State Patrol said there have been multiple rollover incidents reported along most of the major corridors in Southeast Wisconsin since 7 a.m.
Officers are urging motorists to slow down on the dangerous roads.
High winds and slippery roads are a dangerous combination. Drivers- slow down.— Milwaukee Sheriff (@MCSOSheriff) February 21, 2014
Police were actively responding to each incident.