Bookmark and Share

Travel Conditions: Wisconsin Department of Transportation

 DOT Tips for Driving During a Storm:

  • Plan your travel, selecting both primary and alternate routes.
  • Let someone know your travel routes and itinerary so that, if you don't arrive on time, officials will know where to search for you.
  • Check latest weather information on your radio.
  • Try not to travel alone - two or three people are preferable.
  • Travel in convoy (with another vehicle) if possible.
  • Drive carefully and defensively. Watch for ice patches on bridges and overpasses.
  • Take note of your odometer and coordinate it with exit numbers, mileposts, or crossroads so if you are in a crash or slide off the road you'll better be able to identify where you are and summon law enforcement officers, rescue workers, or tow truck operators more quickly to your location.
  • If a storm begins to be too much for you to handle, seek refuge immediately.
  • If your car should become disabled, stay with the vehicle, running your engine and heater for short intervals. Be sure to "crack" a window in the vehicle to avoid carbon monoxide build-up.

Get current travel conditions

Weather Links

Current Watches,Warnings and Advisories for Wisconsin: The National Weather Service provides a list of warnings for the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Weather: 7-day forcast in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (additional cities can be searched through this link.)

Guides for Severe Weather: The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready Program provides helpful tips for preparing for severe weather.

Department Logo   Urban Area Security Initiative

Contact Us

City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 605
Milwaukee, WI 53202

414-286-5143 (24-hour message line)


Sign Up for E-Services