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Main Roads Now Passable Following Winter Storm That Hit Greenfield

Police Department responds to nearly two dozen weather-related incidents Tuesday evening.

Updated 10 a.m. Wednesday

Many flights at Mitchell International are arriving and leaving on time, but there are some delays and cancellations. If you're planning to travel today (or need to get someone to or from the airport), check arriving flight status and departure status before you drive over. Then make sure you're planning extra travel time. Roads are slippery.

Updated 9:50 a.m. Wednesday

The National Weather Service has released snow totals for the area and while Greenfield isn't among the cities with reported totals, surrounding or nearby cities are.

Franklin has received 8.6 inches and West Allis 8.5. Meanwhile, Mitchell International Airport has reported 7.1 inches of accumulation.

Updated 9:40 a.m. Wednesday

Traffic is slow on the freeways this morning, with slippery stretches and snow making travel more difficult than usual. According to the Wisconsin DOT's traffic map, freeways throughout the Milwaukee area are slippery.

The map shows traffic speeds of varying from 30-55 mph between the Mitchell and Marquette interchanges on I-43/94. Traffic is moving between 45 mph and regular speeds on I-894. Traffic from the Marquette Interchange to the Zoo Interchange is moving slow in spots, at speeds between 30 and 45 mph, and at normal speeds in others. 

Traffic on I-43 west of the Hale Interchange, and I-94 south of the Mitchell Interchange are generally moving at normal speeds.

Traffic on I-794 is also going slow, between 30 and 45 mph. The Marquette Interchange appears to be moving fairly well, except for northbound traffic on I-43/94 turning east onto I-794. That ramp is moving at speeds less than 20 mph.

Updated 9:35 a.m. Wednesday

According to Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt, officers have responded to 15 accidents, two of which resulted in minor injuries, and 13 spin-outs or cars stuck since the snow began falling Tuesday afternoon.

Updated 8:10 a.m. Wednesday

Division of Public Works Superintendent Dan Ewert said all of the main roads in Greenfield are clear and passable as of 8 a.m., but the subdivision roads need work.

"Each of the 14 plow routes have about two of their subdivisions to get through for the first time, then will have to go back to mains because the snow started again about an hour ago," Ewert said. "Then we start all over again in subdivisions. It will be a long day."

Original story updated 10:50 p.m. Feb. 26

The winter storm that hit Milwaukee Tuesday afternoon is wreaking havoc on the roads as Greenfield police have responded to at least 15 car accidents and a dozen spinouts since 4 p.m.

"We're working multiple crashes throughout the city," the department said on Facebook. "Visibility is limited and streets are very slick. Please slow down and allow extra stopping distance."

In addition, several local churches canceled programs or services Tuesday night, according to WTMJ 4. The Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department, programs, however, were still running as scheduled.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Milwaukee County that is in effect until noon Wednesday. Patch’s media partners at WISN 12 News are forecasting several inches of wet, heavy snow with the higher totals likely over southern Milwaukee County through Racine and Kenosha counties.

Here are the school and business closings from WISN 12 News.

Craig Manske February 27, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Funny how the cul du sac between Bottsford and the freeway on 45th is plowed at 4:30am but the rest of 45th is still waiting. Someone's connected.
KHD February 27, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Still 6 feet from the curb in front of my house, guess I will have to snow blow the street. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Buck Star February 27, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Greenfield usually does a good job but I'm a little disappointed by the DPW today. Left the house at 6:00 am for work and not one pass through our subdivision yet. Also passed quite a few that looked the same.
KHD February 27, 2013 at 08:47 PM
I agree, Greenfield usually does a good job. After I snow blowed my street to the curb, here comes the plow, lol. At least he will know where the curb is.
lolo peeg February 28, 2013 at 01:34 AM
The snow started 2:30 on Tuesday. At 11 AM Wednesday, our subdivision had not been touched. Not one of the best days for DPW.

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