Winter storm moves toward Wisconsin
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Advisories and Warnings for much of Wisconsin.
Forecasters are tracking a strong storm system that will begin today and continue through Tuesday. Snowfall predictions have increased to 6 to 12 inches across most of western and southern Wisconsin, along with some blowing and drifting snow.
Be ready for the storm. Here are a few simple things you can do:
Have an emergency winter weather survival kit in your vehicle. Your kit should include water, snack food such as energy bars or raisins, first aid kit and booster cables. If you have a cell phone make sure you have a power adapter you can plug into the lighter. You can find more kit tips on our website at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov
Check the roads before you travel. Call 511 or go to www.511wi.gov for the latest road conditions across Wisconsin. You can also go to our website for a regional travel map which covers the Midwest at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/511/default.asp
Limit travel and get supplies for your home. Make sure your home emergency kit is stocked with food that can be stored and prepared without electricity. Also, make sure you have extra water, flashlights with extra batteries and medications. For a complete list of kit items go to our website: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov
Stay informed. ReadyWisconsin will keep you posted on any emergencies that occur during the storm. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/readywisconsin or Twitter www.twitter.com/readywisconsin for updates.