SE Wisconsin digs out of snowstorm

Snow to continue into Sunday evening
Posted at 2:28 PM, Dec 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 08:23:49-05

Southeast Wisconsin is digging out Sunday morning after the first major snowstorm of the season. And it’s not over.

Most of the viewing area saw between 3-4 inches of snow, but up to 6 inches was reported in Walworth County.

The snow is causing slick road conditions. A semi jackknifed on I-41/94 at County K Racine Sunday morning, causing delays.

Numerous flight cancelations and delays were reported at O'Hare International Airport, but Milwaukee's airport is not reporting extensive problems.

Officials with the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works are encouraging people to stay off of area roadways unless absolutely necessary.

DPW deployed trucks Saturday in advance of the snowstorm, pre-treating Milwaukee’s main arterial streets and bridges with a salt brine solution on Saturday afternoon, designed to prevent the snow from bonding to the pavement, and making it easier to plow.

More than 100 salt trucks mounted with front plow blades have been working the main streets of the city, with a second shift taking over at midnight.

Around 175 garbage and recycling trucks with plow blades hit the streets at 6 a.m. Sunday to hit the side streets.

A Snow Emergency was called in the Village of Pleasant Prairie from 5 pm Saturday to 12 pm Monday. No parking is allowed on Village streets. A Snow Emergency was also called for Ft. Atkinson. 

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