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Storm drops as much as 9 inches


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The first major winter storm of the season was expected to drop as much as 9 inches of snow across southern #Wisconsin by the time it tapers off #Wednesday morning.

#Some areas were already digging out from under more than a half a foot of snow. #In #Milwaukee #County, #West #Allis reported 8 inches, #Glendale 7.5 inches, #Fox #Point 7 inches and #Milwaukee 5 inches.

#In #Ozaukee #County, #Mequon and #Cedarburg reported 6.5 inches as of early #Wednesday. #In #Waukesha #County, 7.3 inches were reported in #Waukesha, 7 inches landed in #Pewaukee and 8 inches were reported in parts of #Jefferson #County.

A winter weather advisory remains was in effect until 9 a.m. #Wednesday for portions of east central, south central and southeast #Wisconsin, the #National #Weather #Service #Office at #Sullivan said.

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#Between 6 p.m. #Tuesday and 4:45 a.m. #Wednesday, the #Milwaukee #County #Sheriff’s #Office said it responded to 27 crashes and 32 disabled vehicles. #No injuries were reported, but the office warned drivers to slow down.

The #Wisconsin #Department of #Transportation reported seven crashes on interstates that caused lane closures between 11 p.m. #Tuesday and 12:15 a.m. #Wednesday. The crashes occurred in #Racine, #Rock, #Winnebago, #Sheboygan, #Milwaukee and #Kenosha counties.

#One of those crashes, at 11:51 p.m. on #Interstate 94 near #Pleasant #Prairie in #Kenosha #County, killed two people when a passenger vehicle collided with a semi, the #Department of #Transportation said.

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#As of mid-morning #Wednesday, officials hadn’t determined if the crash was weather related. #But they did note that the passenger vehicle, which contained the two victims, was found with marijuana and unknown pills inside. #No information on the identity of the victims was immediately available.

#Meanwhile, the #City of #Milwaukee suspended garbage and recycling collection on #Wednesday because of the storm and declared a snow emergency. #That means cars cannot park on arterial streets and alternate side parking is required for residential streets from 10 p.m. #Wednesday to 6 a.m. #Thursday. #Cars will therefore have to park on the even-numbered sides of streets by 10 p.m.

#But the city also said posted street signs take precedence.

#Designated #Milwaukee #Public #Schools lots will be available for off-street parking beginning #Wednesday at 7 p.m. #All vehicles must be moved from MPS lots by 7 a.m. the following morning. #For a list of school parking lot locations, go to milwaukee.gov/snowparking.

#Garbage and recycling collection resumes #Thursday.

The city said it had 269 pieces of equipment deployed to clear streets, including about 100 snowplow trucks and 100 garbage trucks with front plow blades. #By 5:30 a.m., its plows were working on arterial and residential streets.

#Before the storm hit #Tuesday, #Milwaukee had tallied just over a half-inch of snow this winter season, about 11 inches below where we usually are by this point in the season.

#More snow is not expected again until perhaps #Friday, #New #Year’s #Day, when the weather service is predicting up to 1 or 2 inches to fall.

#Wednesday evening and #Thursday are expected to be mostly cloudy with a high of 28 degrees and a low of 17, the weather service said.

Then comes an 80% chance of precipitation #Friday morning, potentially bringing snow, rain or both to #Milwaukee. A 70% chance for a mixture of snow and freezing rain continues into the evening and early morning of #Saturday.

#Little or no ice accumulation is expected, the weather service said.

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