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Sauk County officials prepare for snowy New Year’s Eve

SAUK COUNTY (WKOW) — With the winter weather coming Monday we’ll start to see the rain change over to snow earlier to the north of Madison, falling well into the New Year’s celebrations.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to have extra patrols out on the roads Monday on the look out for drunk drivers.

Sgt. Steven Schram says the services available for people who plan on drinking during the holiday might be one of the reasons the snowfall, won’t be as much of a concern.

“To be honest with you, because it’s one of those nights where everyone is expecting to go out and have a good time, and there are so many available programs, we actually see that it would be less than if it was a normal Saturday night with a heavy snow fall,” Sgt. Schram said. “Because New Years Eve is something everyone looks forward to, and plans ahead for, they put in the precautions to make sure that everyone gets home safe.”

One of those sober ride services for Baraboo, Bar Buddies Boo, will be running from 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 7 a.m. the next day, and its free.

So Sgt. Schram recommends everyone make all necessary preparations to avoid driving in the snow.

As of Saturday Night Sgt Schram says that the Sauk County Highway Department hadn’t yet started treating the roads, it all depends on when the precipitation starts falling and what kind it is.

Francisco Almenara

Reporter, WKOW

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