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Rural counties preparing for rough roads during heavy snowfall

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MONROE (WKOW) -- Southwestern Wisconsin is expected to get the most snow overnight. Areas like Green County could see half a foot. 

Officials say a large snowfall can be dangerous for a rural county, where roads are narrower. Right now, some of the county highways are still covered in snow and are about to be buried.

Deputy Allen Peters is there to respond when someone's in trouble.

"Roads can be difficult to navigate when you have a winter storm, so we do see accidents on our smaller township roads," Peters told 27 News. 

Officials say if you go off the road or get into a crash, stay in your car and call for help.

"Just put yourself in a safe position, if that's remaining safely in your vehicle and just having your hazards on and making sure you're out of the lane of traffic," Peters said. "Whatever you can do to stay safe. The last thing we want to see is people out in the traffic way."

Just last weekend, a firefighter directing traffic after a deadly crash on the interstate near Lake Delton was hit by a driver who lost control in snowy conditions.

A woman was hit and killed on Highway 59 last month in Milton, after getting out of her car following a deadly crash. 

You can stay up to date on the latest conditions during the winter storm Thursday into Friday by downloading the 27 Storm Track Weather App for your smartphone or tablet.

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