Fond du Lac County sees several inches of snow

Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 20:04:41-04

EDEN -- Fond du Lac County got several inches of snow.  That put a smile on some faces.  Spring break begins on Good Friday in the Campbellsport School District.  But when they heard that 12 inches of snow was headed this way, they decided to shut down schools, a day ahead of spring break.

No school meant time for play.  And what better place to play than in the snow?  For others, the time off meant time for family.

Sam Preston and his younger brother got to help their dad do a little plowing.  Private plowing is a money maker, but not for Joe Preston.

"I do a lot of it for my own time, so okay.  It’s my mom and dad’s house so I take care of them," said Joe Preston of Eden.

Elsewhere in Fond du Lac County, people were taking care of the sidewalks outside small businesses.

“When it gets like this, it starts packing. It’s real heavy, glad to see that most of it’s gone off the roads," said Alec Kumrow of Eden.

By mid-day, crews had a good handle on the clean up of all major highways.

"‘I think they did very well. I think after the snow stopped last night, we got mostly rain and that might have made the slush and melted a lot off the roads," said Cathy Krueger.

Cathy Krueger just wants it to end so we can get back to the business of springtime.

“What do you think about the snowfall this late in the season?  I don’t like it. It can go away after Christmas," said Krueger.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's office tells us they've been called to 10 minor accidents and 25 run-offs in the last 24 hours.

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