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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Sheriff's Department reports weather-related traffic calls, power outages

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Kenosha County experienced a freezing rain/ice event that began yesterday evening. Between Tuesday, February 5, 2019, starting at approximately 6:00 PM until today Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 8:00 AM, Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies have responded to the following weather and traffic related calls:

  • 16 assist motorist calls
  • 11 property damage accidents
  • 14 road hazard reports
  • 19 downed power lines/tree reports
  • 5 transformer explosions

The Kenosha Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management reports over 100 customers remain without power as of 9:00 a.m. These outages are affecting the following areas:

  • 18 in the Town of Wheatland
  • 84 in the Village of Salem Lakes
  • 6 in the Town of Brighton
  • 3 in the Village of Bristol
  • 1 in the City of Kenosha

Traffic control devices currently not operating correctly due to power loss are located at:

  • STH 50 at STH 83 North
  • 45th Street at STH 31 (Green Bay Road)

The roadways remain hazardous and slippery, and we urge the community to exercise extreme caution when traveling.

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