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This announcement was originally created by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and is being distributed by the Great Lakes Timber Professional Association (GLTPA)

The Roadways in Zone 1 are Declared Frozen as of 12/6/14 at 12:01 AM

Prior to this year the earliest we've ever declared the roads frozen is December 5th with the average beginning date of December 22nd.

Being this early brings up an issue that we've not had to deal with before. The issue is that if we get a warming period where the roads begin to thaw between now and when the roadways are typically frozen then we'll have to suspend the frozen road period.

Hopefully winter is here to stay and we don't have a disruption but I wanted to bring it to everyone's attention that this is a real possibility given this unusual early winter. So please stay alerted to future emails and also monitor our website regularly.


We'll be updating the web pages and phone recording throughout the day.


Be aware that the boundaries between the zones recently changed. The new boundaries are as follows:

Michael D. Sproul, P.E.
WisDOT Winter Maintenance Engineer
608-266-8680 (office)
608-267-7856 (fax)