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Wisconsin winter storm winds down

Wisconsin winter storm winds down

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ A winter storm that brought heavy snow to parts of Wisconsin on a busy travel and shopping day is winding down.

The National Weather Service says most locations around Green Bay, the Fox Valley, and Lake Michigan got 3 to 5 inches of snow. Milwaukee got about 9 inches while Manitowoc received 7. Another inch is possible in some areas.

Winter storm warnings and advisories that covered much of Wisconsin earlier Sunday were down to primarily the Green Bay region around midday.

But the weather service says poor travel conditions are expected to continue into the afternoon for much of central and eastern Wisconsin, so travelers are urged to use caution or wait until roads improve.

Dozens of churches canceled Sunday services over a long swath of eastern Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County deputies have responded to over 100 incidents amid the snow that blanketed the region, including one that resulted in minor injuries to a deputy.

The sheriff's department says the 105 incidents between midnight and 3 p.m. Sunday included 26 crashes in which nobody was hurt, 77 disabled vehicles and two abandoned vehicles.

A deputy was responding to a crash on Interstate 94 around 10:30 a.m. when another car spun out in front of him. He slowed down and activated his flashing lights to warn oncoming traffic, but an SUV slammed into the back of his squad car.

The deputy suffered neck and head pain, and was treated and released from a local hospital. Nobody in the SUV was hurt, but the driver was ticketed for following too close.

 

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