Icy roads cause driving dilemmas Sunday morning

WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) -- Plummeting temperatures and freezing rain made for dangerous driving conditions as I-43 in Waukesha County was the scene of several accidents Sunday morning, December 29th.

"I think it is going to be black ice. I think there's a lot of condensation saturation," said Lt. Lisa Panas with the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department. "I know with the temperature drop the roads are just really icy."

Some motorists found out the hard way when multiple crashes on I-43 trapped some travelers in quite a mess.

"We've had minor injuries, two rollover crashes on I-43, and I believe between 7:00 and 10:30 this morning we've had 10 actual events on I-43," said Lt. Panas.

Lt. Panas says the County saw somewhere between 30-40 crashes Sunday morning. Two people were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

Authorities are asking drivers to play it safe while driving during these types of conditions.

"We want to slow down speeds, keep distance between vehicles, take your time and just slow down. If you don't have to go anywhere, stay at home," advised Lt. Panas.

I-43 had to be closed down for a short period of time Sunday morning due to all the accidents.