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Brown Co. deputies respond to nearly 90 crashes, slide-offs Wednesday morning

Posted at 6:32 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 19:33:31-05

BROWN CO. (NBC26) - The Brown County Sheriff's Office had their hands full Wednesday morning, responding to nearly 90 crashes and slide-offs.

The snow hitting at exactly the ‘wrong’ time as many people were heading to work; and that's because the pavement was cold, allowing that snow to stick.

"It stunk to say the least,” said Russell Morey of Menasha. “Of course I need new tires on my car."

Even though we're still about a month off of meteorological winter, the season seems to be here to stay.

"I put it in 4-wheel drive,” said John Gardiner of Green Bay, who was shoveling a friend’s driveway at the time. “They weren't real slippery. Once I took it out of 4-wheel drive, they were just a little icy. There were a few cars sliding around."

The snow poured down as people headed off to work causing slippery conditions. The Brown County Sheriff's Office responding to about 87 crashes and slide-off assists, just between 7 and 10 a.m.

"I saw a semi in the ditch on Packerland,” said. That's not good."

One driver even slid into a stoplight at the corner of San Luis Plaza and Cormier Road.

"As much as you need to hurry where you need to go, you need to take the time to save yourself and others as well,” said Kyle Walters of Green Bay.

The Brown County dispatch center also took in 536 calls within a 3 hour timeframe, when they typically average 201. Green Bay Police said they can’t tell which calls are “snow-related,” but they had 60 calls for crashes between 7-11 a.m. whereas Tuesday, they only had three.

Ashwaubenon Police said they responded to 23 crashes and assists between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Roads are again causing slippery conditions Wednesday night as things start to refreeze. Local authorities are responding to a number of crashes and slide-offs and are asking drivers to slow down and drive safe.