GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Local law enforcement officials say they responded to nine weather-related crashes Saturday on State Highway 441.
No one was hurt in any of the crashes, but they are being blamed on the bridge icing over due to the colder temperatures.
The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department says six of the crashes happened near the Northland Avenue exit. Two occurred near the Calumet Street exit, and one crash happened near the Lake Park Road exit.
Those were just a few crashes that were being blamed on the weather. Police said they responded to a number of cars going into ditches and crashing into poles.
Most of the crashes Saturday happened in the Fox Valley. Grand Chute Police responded to nine crashes. Both the Fox Valley Metro Police and Appleton Police Departments responded to seven crashes. No one was hurt in any of those crashes. However, one person who crashed near the intersection of Madison and Main Streets in Little Chute had to be removed from their vehicle.
The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department said one person was seriously injured in a weather-related crash, but that person’s injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. Authorities in Fond du Lac County said they responded to a total of five crashes. Two of them happened on Interstate 41, and another two happened on State Highway 151 near State Highway 26.
In Brown County, Interstate 43 was a trouble area, where four crashes occurred south of Ledgeview. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a total of five crashes. Another five vehicles went into ditches. No one was hurt in any of the crashes.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to seven crashes. No one was hurt in any of them.
Authorities say it helped that the season’s first snowfall occurred on a weekend and not during the week, when more vehicles would have been out on the roads. They remind people to drive slowly when conditions are not ideal.