Southeast Wisconsin recovers from heavy snowstorms

Racine remains under a snow emergency
Posted at 10:16 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 23:17:37-04

Most of Southeast Wisconsin saw the snow end Monday night, but for some communities it lingered well into Tuesday in the form of lake effect snow.

In Racine County, the village of Elmwood Park picked up 21.5 inches and Wind Point saw 14.7 inches over the last two days.

"It's beautiful I mean look at it it's beautiful," said Carol Horton.

Surfers and paddle boarders made the most of the wind.

"Where else can you surf on a lake this is pretty much the only place ever so it's kind of a rush," said Matt Paeth.

The city of Racine is under a snow emergency until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

"The roads were dry when I left work and surprise...It's been an adventure the last couple days," said Charles Rickenbaugh.

"I kind of opened the door and was like oh wow this is like up to my knees. So luckily the shovel was right there and I was like shovel it out I guess and it was a lot more than I expected," said Carly Ganz.

The village of Pleasant Prairie in Kenosha County remains under a snow emergency through midnight Wednesday.

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