Check road conditions ahead of time. The Wis. Dept. of Transportation’s 511wi Travel Information web site can provides a map showing driving conditions on interstates and other major highways in Wisconsin, info on work zones, links to traffic cameras and congestion maps for Madison and Milwaukee, and links to weather sites. Other states may have similar sites, e.g., Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan (or MI Drive.
In WI, you also can dial 511 from landlines or cell phones for information.
And don’t forget to prepare for cold weather by dressing appropriately and having winter weather supplies in your car, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
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