Lake effect snow continued to leave messy conditions in Racine County Tuesday morning

Posted at 9:47 AM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 19:22:18-04
Lake Effect snow buried Racine County Tuesday after another round of storms swept through the area.

Some areas have received nearly 20 inches of snow in a two day period.

The City of Racine declared a snow emergency starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday and ending at 6 a.m. Wednesday. That means no parking on arterial streets and drivers have to park on the odd side of local streets.

Whiteout conditions Tuesday morning near The Village of Mount Pleasant caused Jeffrey Greene to spin out and get stuck on the side of the road.

"Real slippery, I couldn't see anything, it was horrible," he said.

Greene had to walk two miles to get home, returning with his daughter and some shovels.

"I thought it was over yesterday and I thought it was over today but surprise surprise," Greene said.

He wasn't the only driver that got into trouble. Mount Pleasant police officers responded to 30 weather related calls Tuesday morning. Everything from stranded drivers to car accidents.

Racine Police had 27 weather related calls for help.

In a nearby neighborhood, residents couldn't keep up with the snow falling.

"It's rough, I've taken a couple breaks already," said Rally Ludwigson.

His area received about 19 inches of snow.

"Anybody that lives in Wisconsin for a long enough time, they know it's not over just because we had a little spell of February there," Ludwigson said. "That was just a teaser."

His neighbor across the street said every time he thought the snow had stopped, it kicked right back up again.

"This time of year it's not going to last very long," said Gene Anthony. "If I ever get it cleared that is."

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