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Warmer weather, rain could lead to weekend winter washout

Posted: 1:16 PM, Feb 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-22 19:16:36Z
Ice on Whitefish Bay street ahead of weekend storm

WHITEFISH BAY — Another round of winter woes, including ice and snow, is on tap this weekend, and some Wisconsinites are growing weary.

“I hate it. I’m ready to move to Arizona any day,” Mike Gonring said.

But because Gonring hasn’t left Wisconsin for the Copper State, he’ll have to deal with the snow and ice. That includes some weekend rain that could bring the kind of localized flooding Laurie Obrien-Clark is dreading if storm drains aren’t cleared properly.

Ice-covered street with slush Friday in Milwaukee

“I am (nervous about it) because we’ve had some flooding in our home, so it’s something to worry about and also it was raining ice, kind of an ice rain, so that made it treacherous to walk and drive,” Obrien-Clark said.

The winter weather has not only put a damper on moods but also on some businesses.

“We closed one day because of snow. I wanted my staff getting here safely, and then Wednesday we had all those negative 20s. We shut down with all the schools,” CJ Wagner said.

“I hate it. I’m ready to move to Arizona any day.” — Mike Gonring

And although Wagner said he isn’t too concerned about potential weekend flooding, he is looking forward to warmer days.

The Village of Whitefish Bay's Public Works Department confirmed crews have been working all week to clear snow and ice. The goal is to ensure the roads are safe and passable for drivers and pedestrians.