Snowstorm Causes Headaches For FDL County Drivers
No one was seriously injured in any runoffs or crashes during the snowstorm in Fond du Lac County Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Waldschmidt told KFIZ news they were still dealing with slippery conditions mid-morning Wednesday. While he was speaking to us deputies were dealing with a semi that had slid into the median on Highway 151 near State Highway 26. Waldschmidt says the first snow-related crash occurred on State Highway 23 east of Fond du Lac Tuesday afternoon. He says, “About 2:30 was our first crash that we took out on 23 east of Fond du Lac, it was a roll over crash and then from there through the night and into the morning we are up to six crashes and 15 runoffs.” Waldschmidt is the County Highway Safety Coordinator. He feels the storm caused some problems for drivers, but wasn’t as bad as some of the storms we’ve dealt with in the past. He says, “The snowstorm you know for April 4th and it is probably our biggest snow or the year, one of our biggest snows of the year and is still not that significant of a snowstorm, but still caused some headaches for people out there on the highways.” According to officials at the Fond du Lac Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant the Fond du Lac area received 4.2 inches of snow during the storm.