First substantial snowfall keeps police, tow trucks, busy

Metro Wire Staff

Emergency crews are having a busy Wednesday morning.

Early morning snowfall on Nov. 6 caught some commuters off-guard, resulting in more than 70 reported traffic collisions across the county before 10 a.m., according to radio traffic.

Squads from the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office, and police departments in Stevens Point and Plover, and well as several tow companies, have been responding as quickly as possible.

One person involved in a collision at Patch St. and Michigan Ave. fled the scene, resulting in a foot pursuit. That individual was ultimately arrested. No further details on that scene were immediately available, Assistant Chief Tom Zenner said.

Several police squads responded to one collision at Main St. and Country Club Dr., which sent one person to the hospital with injuries unknown at this time.

Motorists should allow for extra travel time today, drive slowly, and keep their distance from vehicles in front of them.

About two inches of total snowfall is expected on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, with a low temp of about 18.