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Early November feels more like winter than fall in Milwaukee

Posted at 6:24 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 19:24:55-05

MILWAUKEE — As more snow blanketed Milwaukee Wednesday some people embraced winter's early arrival.

"It feels great! You know this is Wisconsin, and it’s a little too early but we’re loving it," said Angel Vazquez who works in snow removal.

Vazquez and his coworkers got an early start salting sidewalks. The Third Ward was one of their many stops.

"This is a good business for us. I know that people get mad but it’s a blessing for us," said Vazquez.

This time there was not a ton of snow, but the couple inches that did fall stuck to the grass and made sidewalks and streets wet with slush.

By 12:45 p.m. Milwaukee Police said they had 37 weather-related crashes.

Milwaukee's Department of Public Works treated bridges Tuesday to avoid any icing. By 4 a.m. Wednesday a spokesperson said they deployed nearly 100 trucks to treat arterial streets throughout the day.

Amanda Clifton-Orosz and her dog Akira hit the roads to enjoy the latest snowfall. Clifton-Orosz says when it comes to dressing for the weather her family already has their winter routine down.

"We all enjoy it so much. The kids are always out playing in the snow with her too. It’s a win-win. It gets my oldest out a bit more and away from the electronics," said Clifton-Orosz.

While it may feel too early for snow people say in Wisconsin you have to embrace it.

"If you don’t like it then there’s Florida...California. It’s a lot of places where they don’t have snow," said Vazquez laughing.