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Snow causes accident; Delta flight to slide off taxiway

Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 --- 9:33 p.m.

According to NBC 15 meteorologist Brian Doogs the NBC 15 viewing area will see a total accumulation of 2-4 inches by Tuesday morning.

Madison Streets Division crews have switched over to a sand/salt mixture for the remainder of Monday evening.

Crews say temperatures are too cold for salt to work. Sand will not melt the snow but they say it should help with traction.

Another set of 32 trucks are scheduled to come in at midnight.

Crews plan to evaluate the situation around 4:00 a.m., when they say temperatures are predicted to rise and salt will be an option again.

A Delta Air Lines flight carrying 60 passengers slid off a taxiway in the snow after arriving at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, but no one was hurt Monday afternoon.

At 8:30 p.m. a semi jackknifed due to slick roads at mile marker 142 on interstate I-90, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said west bound lanes were closed for about one hour due to the crash. At this time there is no word on injuries.


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