By Shereen Siewert

Motorists are urged to use extra caution while traveling Saturday, as area highways are icy and snow-covered.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Hwy. 51 from Wausau to Tomahawk is ice covered. Hwy. 29 from Abbotsford to Bonduel is snow covered, as is I-39 from Rothschild to Stevens Point.

Travel conditions should improve throughout the day with no additional snow in the forecast.

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