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Icy roads cause problems throughout southern Wisconsin

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MADISON (AP) -- There were dozens of crashes throughout southern Wisconsin as rain turned to ice on the roads.

In Milwaukee County, the sheriff's department reported 18 crashes and 23 disabled vehicles Friday evening.

In Dane County, Monona police were responding only to crashes involving injuries and blockage because there weren't enough officers to investigate the many non-injury crashes.

Lieutenant Frank Fenton says Monona officers had trouble walking to crash scenes because of the ice.

Brain Hahn, service hydrologist with the National Weather Service, says air temperature was a little above freezing and the ground was cold as rain fell, which caused the hazardous conditions.

The weather caused at least two dozen high school sporting events to be called off Friday night.

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