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Roads Could Be Treacherous on the Way to Packers Game

If you're headed north to see Green Bay take on Detroit Sunday, make sure you allow yourself some extra time for travel.

If you're lucky enough to have tickets to Sunday night's prime-time showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions, make sure you allow yourself a little extra time for the trip north because the roads could be treacherous.

The National Weather Service says a significant storm that could bring more than 6 inches of snow to north-central and northeast Wisconsin could begin as early as late Saturday night and continue into Sunday night.

The weather service says hazardous travel conditions could occur in the Green Bay area as a result of the snowfall, so allow some extra time on your way to Lambeau Field. Forecasters also note, however, that there still a lot of uncertainty about the size and strength of the storm.

The good news is that there is not a lot of road construction going on right now, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Still, drivers might  encounter road conditions in some remaining work zones that could cause backups, the DOT says and the agency recommends motorists allow themselves additional time to reach the stadium for the 7:20 p.m. game.

Here is a list of the major roads in northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be traveling and the road conditions they should anticipate:

U.S. Highway 41

  • Brown County: Drivers will encounter 11-foot travel lanes and reduced shoulders in multiple locations along a 10-mile segment of highway. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph from just south of Scheuring Road to I-43.
  • Winnebago County: Most of 12 miles of highway, from 9th Avenue to Breezewood Lane, has restricted shoulders and lane widths. The speed limit on northbound US 41 from U.S. Highway 45 to Breezewood Lane has returned to 65 mph. Southbound U.S. Highway 41 remains 55 mph in this location. Highway 41 between 9th Avenue and Highway 45 also remains 55 mph in both directions.

Wisconsin Highway 29

  • Brown County: Highway 29 is closed to traffic between Packerland Drive and U.S. Highway 41, with all Highway 29 traffic being rerouted to the new Shawano Avenue adjacent to old Highway 29. Access is maintained to Highway 41 from Highway 29/Shawano Avenue. Backups should be anticipated along this stretch of the road.

For more travel updates, check out the DOT's Facebook page.

Steve ® December 07, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Snow whats that?
Greg December 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM
White death!!!
Steve ® December 08, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Racist
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) December 08, 2012 at 07:32 PM
The Lions will have a greater chance of winning than it will snow.

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