Slick Roads Keep Sheriff’s Department Busy Sunday

The combination of precipitation hitting the roads and temperatures hovering near freezing made for a slippery mess Sunday in Fond du Lac County.

At least nine accidents were reported to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department, the first one being called in just after 11:20 a.m., from a caller on Cty. G and Double D Road, near Campbellsport.

The 76-year old female operator of the vehicle reported she was on Cty. G when she slid down a ditch and struck a number of trees. There were no injuries reported but log reports show some damage to the vehicle.

Less than two minutes later, a 31-year old male notified the Sheriff’s Department to say he was operating his vehicle on Hwy. 23 east, near Glenbeulah, when his vehicle slid off the road and traveled for some distance into the ditch. There were injuries reported but the vehicle needed to be towed from the scene.

At 12:31 p.m., another caller reported he had slid off the road and into a ditch. The 66-year old male operator of the vehicle said he on Hwy. 67 outside of Campbellsport, when his Dodge Ram went off the road and into the ditch, striking a pole. There were no reports of any injuries.

The last call of the afternoon came in at 12:38 p.m., with an 18-year old female reporting she was on Cty. V near Eden, when her Ford Escape slid out of control and flipped over on its side. The female was not injured, and no other details were given as to the damage to the vehicle.

Monday could prove to be another challenging day on the roadways, with high winds expected until late afternoon for the Fond du Lac County area. With temperatures dropping throughout the day, there may be scattered slippery spots in the county, and drivers are reminded to keep a safe distance between you and the other vehicles around you, pay attention to posted speed limits, and put cell phones down.