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Police report mix of accidents, disabled cars during morning rush hour

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Police report mix of accidents, disabled cars during morning rush hour

By Amy Burke, Samara Sodos. CREATED Feb 21, 2014 - UPDATED: Feb 21, 2014

MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- Accidents piled up all over area interstates during Friday's morning commute.

Low visibility, slick roads, and the real zinger: high winds. There were dozens of accidents in Racine, Waukesha, and Milwaukee counties. There were rollovers, accidents with injuries, some spin-outs. Drivers were backed up in traffic for hours.

Drivers say they had to be extra careful. But all of this is getting exhausting to keep up with.
"Especially with the gusting winds, when you've got snow all over the roads you can't tell if they are icy or not, it makes it pretty difficult, said Jeffrey Schmitz of Milwaukee. You can't see too far in front of you,  you got keep a safe distance."

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Fran McLaughlin with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office told TODAY'S TMJ4 that police responded to a mixture of 22 accidents and disabled vehicles from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Friday.

The Wisconsin State Patrol said there have been multiple rollover incidents reported along most of the major corridors in Southeast Wisconsin since 7 a.m. 

Officers are urging motorists to slow down on the dangerous roads.

Police were actively responding to each incident.