Accidents increase, shoveling difficult during winter storm

Posted at 6:43 PM, Dec 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-17 19:43:17-05

Just when you thought the snow might be over, another layer came down on Saturday.

It made shoveling and clearing the sidewalks difficult for Brian Fameree, a maintenance mechanic at NWTC.

"We were here at 5:00 this morning and had everything and cleaned up and safe for everybody to come in, and two hours later the snow started back up and now we're back at it again," Fameree said.

The Green Bay Police Department has also been busy, responding to accidents since Friday afternoon.

"Since 3:00 yesterday we've had 36 accidents in the city of Green Bay, 12 of which had injuries," said Lt. Chad Ramos.

Luckily, no injuries were serious, according to Lt. Ramos. However, he is reminding drivers to slow down. 

"We ask that you just give a longer reactionary distance or braking distance between you and the vehicle in front of you," he said. 

If you have to drive, use your headlights, drive slowly, and always wear your seatbelt.