Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Winter storm "Saturn" is expected to dump 3-6 inches of snow in Fox Point and Bayside. Stay tuned for details on issues related to the storm in the villages.
When it's all said and done, winter storm "Saturn" will have dumped between 3-6 inches of snow on the area. According to our media partners at WISN12, it is expected to snow through Wednesday morning. Winds exceeding 30 MPH could make for hazardous driving conditions. However, lakeside villages like Fox Point and Bayside could experience lake-enhanced snow, bringing a higher potential for heavy totals along Lake Michigan. It's the third storm in as many weeks to barrel through the area during a winter that started off relatively warm and rainy. At 11:08 a.m., an accident was reported on I-43 southbound. It's sluggish traveling southbound near East Capitol Drive, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. No accidents have …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The latest reports from the North Shore Fire Department.
The North Shore Fire Department responded to a total of 116 calls for service, 91 EMS calls, and 25 fire and rescue calls from Oct. 3 to Oct. 9 throughout the North Shore. Here is a summary of the calls from Bayside, Fox Point, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay. Bayside Fox Point Shorewood Whitefish Bay
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Deer are the third most commonly struck object in Wisconsin traffic crashes.
It's that time of year again when falling leaves mean frolicking deer and in Fox Point and Bayside that can mean some altercations with automobiles. Between the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and all the trees and shrubs along Lake Drive, there's plenty of coverage for deer giving them perfect opportunity to stick to this area. As we approach that time of year when they begin to move around more, the Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers to be watchful and offers a few tips on avoiding those deer dilemmas. According to the press release from the DOT: Each fall, deer become more prevalent and their movements even more unpredictable along highways and rural roads throughout Wisconsin. October and November are the mating season …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Jaws for Life outdated - A $6,000 grant will get better tools to free people from trapped cars.
The North Shore Fire Department has received a $6,000 grant for new tools to replace the well-known, but now outdated, Jaws for Life, used to free victims trapped after a car accident. The grant comes from Robertson Ryan & Associates, an insurance company with offices in the Milwaukee area, and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. The grant will be used to purchase cutters and a new hydraulic pump to give the tools more power. “We bought the original equipment because it was user friendly," said Fire Chief Robert Whitaker. "The new hydraulics increases the power of the cutters. Cars are now made with tougher metals like boron. Now we can cut through the metals to rescue people.” In an emergency situation, proper equipment can make the …