February 12, 2016

State sees first major snowstorm of season

Classes are cancelled in three dozen Northwest Wisconsin districts after the region saw dumping of snow. Beginning Sunday and into this morning, the snow topped out at more than 16 inches in Menomonie. Other communities in the region heavily affected: 14 inches at Ellsworth, Osceola, and Elk Mound; nearly a foot in Durand; and almost 11 inches in Osseo.

Tod Pritchard, spokesman with Wisconsin Emergency Management, says the state agency received no reports of major incidents in the region other than some traffic collisions.

Marshfield and parts of central Wisconsin had eight inches, as did Coleman in Marinette County. The La Crosse region had around seven inches while southern and eastern areas had 1-to-5 inches.

Wisconsin’s largest city was spared from the largest snowstorm of the season. Milwaukee officially received no snow, setting a new record for the number of consecutive snowless days with 280.

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