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Numerous vehicles fall victim to slippery roads Friday night

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Vehicle in the ditch (Photo from: FOX 11)
Vehicle in the ditch (Photo from: FOX 11)

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Drivers throughout the eastern half of Wisconsin had an adventure getting around Friday night.

Roads across the region were ice covered, meaning if you didn't really take your time getting to where you were going, you likely ended up off the road.

"I could've rolled the truck. I'm grateful I just landed in the ditch like this," Travis McCormick told FOX 11 about his drive from Milwaukee to Oshkosh on Highway 41. But it was when he got to Highway 26 when things got worse. "Everything was fine then I got off the off ramp and it was just black ice.  I started sliding all over the place and went in the ditch, tried to get out, it didn't work," McCormick explained.

The cause of all this was the wintry mix of precipitation that arrived in the area Friday afternoon.

According to the Brown County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to at least dozen cars sliding off the road between Denmark and Green Bay.

The Winnebago Sheriff's Office responded to 21 cars in the ditch and a dozen crashes, none of which had serious injuries. Five crashes and two cars sliding off the road on Highway 41 were being reported by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Slick road conditions continues to be a problem Saturday, so drivers are advised to leave early, slow down and allow extra distance between the vehicle in front of you.

(Additional reporting from FOX 11)

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