Freezing Rain Advisory for viewing area - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: Freezing Rain Advisory extended into Friday night


MADISON (WKOW) --- A Freezing Rain Advisory is extended until 6 p.m. Friday night.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Freezing Rain Advisory has been extended into Friday afternoon.

The advisory now goes until 3:00 p.m. Friday for our entire viewing area.

Many schools in southwestern Wisconsin and surrounding areas are closed Friday or are on a delay.


MADISON (WKOW) --- A Freezing Rain Advisory will be in effect for our viewing area from 6 p.m. Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday.

There are already cancellations in the area.   CLICK HERE to see the cancellations.

Madison Streets Division says they did prep work Thursday ahead of the precipitation, applying salt brine to the main roads.

Madison Streets Superintendent Chris Kelley tells 27 News his division will have 30 trucks salting the streets and 2 trucks sanding them until midnight. That's when a shift change will occur and 32 crews will take their place on the road.

Kelley says crews will concentrate on the city's main traffic arteries, but will also tackle hills, curves and intersections in more residential areas if needed. He says the temperature is warm enough that the salt will work perfectly on the roads. However, certain areas will still be quite slippery Friday morning.

Stay tuned to for the latest updates and cancellations.

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