Drivers, exercise caution! Freezing drizzle causing accidents, delays

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Pockets of freezing drizzle caused problems on roadways north and west of the metro Milwaukee area on Thursday morning, December 18th.

As you might imagine, the icy roads caught a lot of drivers off guard. It started during the morning commute and didn't get any better for hours.

Accidents were inevitable, many happening from Silver Spring Road and North. A transit van was rear-ended at Good Hope and Sherman. A two-door Chrysler took the brunt of it.

It was worse just down the road. A food truck and a four-door car were involved in a crash at Sherman and Mill. It was one of several accidents at the same intersection.

One truck lost its cargo, including a pressurized tank. Milwaukee Fire Department responded and helped clear the scene.

Injuries were reportedly minor, but damage to vehicles and property were not.

Those lucky enough to avoid collisions, were likely victims of one of many traffic jams.

"These roads are really slippery so be careful out here anybody," said Admira Phipps, from Milwaukee.

In a situation like today, if you don't have to travel, stay inside! If you do, like so many commuters, slow and steady and the more distance between you and the driver ahead of you, the better.

The slick conditions on the roads led to multiple wrecks on Interstate 43 as well as US 41/45.


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