Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wisconsin Digital Archives Collection Connection : Winter Weather Driving in Wisconsin

Picture of a snow and ice covered road.
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Wisconsin winters can be unpredictable, causing roads to quickly become slippery and hazardous, even deadly. Drivers rely on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) to maintain roads to make winter driving safe. Have you ever wondered how much snow the DOT is responsible for removing from the roadways in any given winter, how much salt and ice melter is needed to keep the roadways clear, or how much maintaining the winter roads costs? You will find answers to those questions and many more about winter weather driving in the Wisconsin Digital Archives!

Picture of tire tracks in the snow.
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With the winter driving season upon us, drivers need to plan ahead and be aware of icy, snowy road conditions in order to stay safe. In order to plan ahead, the DOT provides drivers safety tips and ways to plan and be prepared for winter driving conditions. Visit the DOT's Winter Driving webpage for information about how to prepare your vehicle, safe winter driving tips, making a survival kit and what to do if you're stranded in the cold.

To stay on top of the latest road conditions visit the DOT's 511 Wisconsin travel information website or simply dial 511 on your phone. Safe travels!

Written by:
Mary Hutnik and Abby Swanton, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning