Snow Brings Slippery Roads, Accidents, Power Outages

Oak Creek residents dealt with a round of winter weather Friday morning.

Friday brought a slippery morning commute for many in Oak Creek.

Several accidents and spin-outs were reported to the Oak Creek Police Department between 4:15 and 7 a.m., including a three-vehicle accident in front of . Police also arrested a man who crashed his vehicle on Pennsylvania Avenue.

According to police reports:

A 27-year-old Franklin woman lost control of her vehicle about 6:50 a.m. in the 300 block of W. Rawson Ave, which was snow-covered and slippery. She crossed into the path of a second vehicle, causing a collision, and then continued to roll forward and bumped into a third vehicle.

The woman was cited for driving too fast for conditions. Her vehicle sustained severe damage and had to be towed.

The second vehicle had minor damage to the front bumper, while the third vehicle did not have any damage. No one was injured.

Police responded to several other reports of cars in a ditch or stuck in the snow.

In one of the incidents, at Forest Hill and Pennsylvania avenues, a 24-year-old South Milwaukee man suspected to be under the influence of prescription medicine was taken into custody. He was later taken to Wheaton Fransican Hospital for a blood draw, and when police found he violated his probation, was transported to the county jail.

Meanwhile, crews were still clearing roads Monday morning. Snow stopped shortly before 9 a.m., the same time that a winter weather advisory expired. About five inches fell in the area.

The storm left about 250 people in Oak Creek without power, according to a Journal Sentinel report.


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