Many people around the state are digging out from winter's first real blast of snow. Wisconsin State Patrol says life wasn't too difficult for travelers statewide, as road conditions didn't really become an issue until well into Sunday night.
"We missed the majority of the holiday traffic and Packer traffic," says Sgt. Chris Juska.
He says there were some slow pockets of traffic early in the day because of high volume and some isolated heavy snow squalls, but all-in-all the interstates and major state highways stayed open throughout the brunt of the storm.
Highway 14 in Janesville was shut down for a time due to the blowing-and-drifting snow. High winds made things difficult for snow plow crews in parts of the state.
"The plows are coming through keeping the highways clean and within a matter of a few minutes the winds are blowing the snow across the highway again," says Juska.
The National Weather Service reported winds gusting to 45 mph in parts of southern and eastern Wisconsin.
Snow fell hard in Sheboygan County's Random Lake with 10 inches by 9:30 PM. In Jefferson County, Sullivan had almost 9.5 inches Monday morning.
No serious injuries or traffic tie-ups were reported overnight to State Patrol.