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Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
Monday November 15th, 2021 :: 02:05 p.m. CST


Winter Weather Awareness

Date: Nov 15th, 2021
For more information contact: Sgt. Jason Lefeber, 608-837-7336

Sun Prairie Police Dept. requesting drivers prepare and be aware during the winter months!

As part of Winter Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin (Nov. 15-19), the Sun Prairie Police Department wants to remind people to be prepared for winter conditions which could threaten their safety. Traffic crashes are right at the top of that list. During the winter months of Nov. 2020 – March 2021 the Sun Prairie Police Dept. responded to 169 reportable traffic crashes. We urge everyone to plan your travels, prepare your vehicle, and be aware of conditions.

To find a wealth of winter weather related information, look no further than the National Weather Service website out of Milwaukee:

Additionally, Ready Wisconsin, part of the Wisconsin Emergency Management Team, provides a great deal of information on winter weather safety. A list of items for an emergency winter kit is available on the ReadyWisconsin website at:

Remember to check for road closings prior to travelling. You can also sign up for our Nixel alerts to stay up to date on emergencies in our area by going to our department website at, as well as follow us on Twitter @sunprairiepd and Facebook

Important tips:
 Plan your travels and check weather reports. Tell people where you are travelling.
 Be gentle with both the accelerator and brake. Don’t use cruise control. Don’t be overconfident in four-wheel drive vehicles.
 Carry your emergency kit in the back seat of the vehicle (in case the trunk freezes)
 Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
 Put together a home winter emergency kit including first-aid supplies, water, etc.
 Check your carbon monoxide detector.
 Make sure your pets have shelter and plenty of food and water. They should be brought inside when the temperatures reach 30°F with wind chill.

Now is the time to winterize your car and home, gather items for an emergency kit in your car, and make sure you have a weather radio with fresh batteries.

Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
300 E Main St
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-837-7336

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