Slick Roads Still a Problem Going into Saturday Night - WBAY

Slick Roads Still a Problem Going into Saturday Night

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Main highways make for mostly easy driving Saturday after a night of freezing rain sent cars sliding off roads.  The rain also left a mess on secondary roads in the city of Green Bay and in rural areas.

A thick layer of ice still glazed many paved surfaces Saturday after much of northeast Wisconsin saw freezing rain overnight.

Those who ventured out say it made for treacherous travel conditions.

"It's very slippery. The main roads are good, but it's the side roads I think that are the worst right now," Eric Peterson of Green Bay, said.

With sidewalks and driveways looking more like skating rinks, clean-up almost turns into a full-time job for people like David DuQuaine.

"It was a shock because I wasn't expecting, you know, the ice to come right after when it was 35 below wind chill and stuff like that," DuQuaine, said.

A layer of ice remains on the surface of many side streets in Green Bay.   While, ground temperature remain below freezing, officials say it could take time for the salt to melt away.

"Your residentials, they're as low as 15 and 10 degrees. So, being wet and trying to melt, they are taking a while," Tim Gates, Green Bay Public Works supervisor, said.

Officials say those roads have the potential to refreeze, and it's the county roads the State Patrol is most concerned about tonight.

"I think the main highways will probably be fine, the ones that have been treated and have been salted. Any side roads, however, that haven't been salted, those are still going to be a problem," Jamie Kahkola, Wisconsin State Trooper, said.

Crews in Green Bay plan to add more salt to city streets to help fight difficult driving conditions.

"Our crews will probably be back in tonight, spreading as needed, what we do need is the warm temperatures right now," Gates said.

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