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Snowfall totals: a foot in parts of western Wisconsin

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Roads snow covered and slippery
Roads snow covered and slippery

UNDATED (WSAU)   The northwest quarter of Wisconsin was hit the hardest by a Sunday snowstorm that was the heaviest in two years in parts of the region. Menomonie had the most, with 13-point-eight inches. Nearby Eau Claire had 13 inches by 11 last night – and it was still coming down.

Augusta in Eau Claire County had 9.3-inches. Madeline Island north of Bayfield had 9-inches and counting at last word.

Marshfield had 5-inches. Wausau had 4-and-a-half. 4-inches were reported in Abbotsford, Rib Mountain and Stevens Point.

Parts of central Wisconsin were hit hard, too, as Neillsville received 8-inches and Colby seven. The La Crosse area also received 7 inches – the first snow above two inches in that city since January 21st.

Most of southern and northeast Wisconsin got 1-to-4 inches. The slick roads were especially hard on Green Bay Packer fans leaving last night’s game against Detroit. Spinouts and vehicles in ditches were reported – but there was no immediate word of any storm-related traffic deaths.

Air travel hampered those Wisconsinites using the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. About 150 flights were canceled there – and the F-A-A said the snow delayed other flights by an average of an-hour-and-a-half. More scattered snow showers and flurries are possible in Wisconsin today – and perhaps some freezing drizzle this morning in the south. It’s all supposed to clear out this evening, and then get colder. Overnight lows in the single digits are predicted for the western half of the state, and teens in the east.

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