Wisconsin State Patrol responds to more than 1,000 crashes in February

MADISON (WKOW) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has released the total number of calls Wisconsin State Patrol received in the month of February, due in part to the challenging weather.

According to their findings, State Patrol handled 22,673 assistance calls in February, of which 5,892 were motorist assists, including 1,648 slide-offs and 1,274 were crashes.

“It’s not spring yet, and more winter weather will come,” the Department of Transportation says in a Facebook post.

If you must travel during difficult conditions, the department has provided some tips, including checking 511 for road conditions, keeping a fully charged cell phone and having a full tank of fuel.

They say to stay buckled up inside your vehicle if you become stranded and call 911.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Eau Claire
61°
Menomonie
58°
Chetek
58°
Durand
64°
Ladysmith
64°
Neillsville
66°
Rice Lake
58°
New Richmond
60°
Black River Falls
66°
Medford
63°
River Falls
63°
Duluth
61°
Green Bay
70°
La Crosse
69°
Madison
70°
Milwaukee
70°
Twin Cities
64°
Connect with WQOW
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content