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Big day for 911 operators sparks travel warning from La Crosse’s sheriff

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Bob Good

A little snow can really cause problems for drivers, especially the first snow of the season.

Something the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department said became very apparent last Friday — the first substantial snow of the season.

The department said dispatch fielded 81 9-1-1 calls over a five hour period Friday and 100 weather-related calls overall.

That’s more than a typical 24-hour period for November.

One of the top tips to avoid becoming a traffic statistic, according to the sheriff: Clean your windshield.

“Safe driving,” says the department in an online post, “starts with being able to see where you are going.”

(FILE PHOTO: Bob Good)
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