As inclement weather hit Green Lake and the surrounding area Sunday evening into Monday, authorities advised residents to stay home.

   The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page warning people of the road conditions:
Our County Highway plows have been out since 3 a.m. working hard to clear the roadways. The snow continues to come down which makes it very difficult to keep the roads clear. We have received numerous calls of vehicles in ditches or broken down already this morning. With the wind and continued snow, it makes the roads pretty slippery. If you do not have to drive, please don’t. #staysafe

   Green Lake County Chief Deputy Mark Putzke noted from last Sunday until 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office and local police agencies have responded to the following incidents: one personal injury crashes, five property damages crashes, three traffic hazards and five traffic miscellaneous.

   “Other incidents where cases were not generated do exist, however, didn’t necessitated law enforcement intervention,” he said.

   Putzke advised individuals to “travel only as necessary, and it’s recommended to stay off the roads due to the blowing, drifting and slipperiness.”

   Read the full story, including Putzke's recommendations for frigid temperatures, in the Jan. 31, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.