Kenosha, Racine Unified schools both closed Friday due to snow

KENOSHA -- A winter storm blanketed Kenosha early Friday morning. Some neighborhoods saw 8 inches of snow.

Both districts announced the news on Twitter. Milwaukee Public Schools also announced they would be closed Friday.

A lot of commuters skidded into work, but students had a snow day. The Kenosha Unified School District decided to close all schools just before 5 a.m.

Several parents had to take an unplanned snow day to stay home with their kids. 

''I wasn't planning on taking the day off, but when you've  got kids and schools closed, you don’t have another option," said Samantha Lins, a Kenosha mother of four.  

Angelica Albavera, a Kenosha mom of two,  corralled her entire family to help clear the snow off her driveway.

After the task, Albavera said the family was going to spend the day watching movies.  

The snow started falling late Thursday night. Kenosha resident K.C.  Niva works the third shift at Amazon. He discovered his windshield wipers weren't working when he clocked out. He stopped at a nearby gas station and had to buy an ice scraper.

"I just had to stop and spend $14.95 for one of these," he said. I should have thought about bringing one from home. I wasn't prepared, and I'm from Wisconsin!''

As of Friday morning, five to seven inches of snow was expected in the Milwaukee area, with bigger totals further south.

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