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Expect accumulation across Racine County as week continues

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Alex Rodriguez

Much of southeastern Wisconsin received a dusting of snowfall for the first time this season Tuesday.

In the Racine area, snowfall was expected to be less than 1 inch, while parts of the Waukesha area received up to 5 inches. By Wednesday morning, however, the National Weather Service was predicting up to 4 inches of snowfall at Batten International Airport on the north side of the City of Racine.



A pair of toy cars covered in frost sit on a lawn on Racine Street Tuesday morning.


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Across Racine County in the early afternoon Tuesday, reporters observed near an inch of snow around Interstate 94, but no accumulation along Lighthouse Drive in Wind Point.

Snow and/or sleet are predicted to continue to fall on southeastern Wisconsin Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Temperatures could be near the single digits Fahrenheit over the weekend.

Crash closes northbound I-94 for four hours

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A crash involving half-a-dozen vehicles in northern Racine County kept a multi-mile stretch of northbound Interstate 94 entirely closed for about four hours Tuesday afternoon. Because of the crash, a semi-truck hauling pallets ended up on its side on the east side of the interstate near Seven Mile Road.



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A semi-truck hauling a load of pallets ended up on its side Tuesday on Interstate 94 in northern Racine County Tuesday.


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“As we enter this season of winter driving,” Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said in a statement after the crash scene was cleared, “it is imperative that drivers slow down, keep longer following distances, and maintain their vehicles.

“If you are involved in a traffic accident, try to safely drive your vehicle off the roadway or stay in your vehicle. It is extraordinarily dangerous for people to be walking around a busy interstate, especially when there is poor visibility and slippery conditions. Let’s work together and use extra-caution when driving to minimize the injuries and deaths that occur annually on our roadways.”

The initial cause of the backup was a Jeep Cherokee that lost control, hit the median and then crossed all lanes of traffic before being hit by a Cadillac SUV, the RCSO reported.

Then, a semi-truck swerved to avoid the two crashed vehicles but hit a patch of slush and rolled onto its side; two vehicles, a Ford F150 and a Chevy Express van, stopped behind the tipped-over semi when a Chevy Cruze sedan hit the van, which was pushed into the Ford.

Three northbound ramps, at Highway 20, Highway K and Highway G, were temporarily closed.

Three people were transported from the scene by first responders, but none of their injuries were life threatening.

After the pallets were removed from the semi, it was rolled back onto its wheels and was taken from the scene.

The interstate was reopened by 4:30 pm

IN PHOTOS | First snow of the season in Racine County in December 2020

Main Street in Downtown Racine soon after snow started falling Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020

Main Street in Downtown Racine soon after snow started falling Tuesday, Dec.  29, 2020


ADAM ROGAN,

Christmas lights and snowfall in Mount Pleasant

Christmas lights and snowfall in Mount Pleasant

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020


ADAM ROGAN,

Pam Carey

Pam Carey

Pam Carey flings snow into the air as she finishes clearing her Mount Pleasant driveway of snow Wednesday morning after 5-6 inches of snow was dumped on the area.


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Union Grove snowplow clears street

Union Grove snowplow clears street

A Union Grove village snowplow driver clears Vine Street in Union Grove in late December 2020 after the winter season’s first major snowfall, kicking off what has become a busy winter for street crews.


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Father and son

Father and son

Father and son Ryan Smithke Sr. and Ryan Smithke Jr. use shovels to clear out a vehicle along Graceland Boulevard Wednesday morning.


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Sophie Buford of Burlington plays in the snow

Sophie Buford of Burlington plays in the snow

Sophie Buford, 3, of Burlington, enjoys a day in the snow Wednesday after the winter season’s first major snowfall outside her family’s apartment at Fox Crossing Apartments.


Scott Williams, Journal Times

Father and son

Father and son

Father and son Ryan Smithke Sr. and Ryan Smithke Jr., flinging snow into the air, use shovels to clear out a vehicle along Graceland Boulevard Wednesday morning.


ADAM ROGAN,

Pam Carey

Pam Carey

Pam Carey uses a snowblower to clear her Mount Pleasant driveway Wednesday morning after the first significant snowfall of the season in Racine County.


ADAM ROGAN,

Sisters Olivia and Sophie Buford play in the snow in Burlington

Sisters Olivia and Sophie Buford play in the snow in Burlington

Sisters Sophie Buford, 3, left, and Olivia Buford, 8, play in the snow Wednesday outside their apartment in Fox Crossing Apartments in Burlington, taking advantage of the winter season’s first major snowfall.


Scott Williams, Journal Times

Pam Carey

Pam Carey

Pam Carey flings snow into the air as she finishes clearing her Mount Pleasant driveway of snow Wednesday morning after 5-6 inches of snow was dumped on the area.


ADAM ROGAN,

James Martin

James Martin

James Martin of Racine uses a snowblower to clear a few inches of snow along Villa Street Wednesday morning.


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Sweep Away

Sweep Away

Dave Slye deploys a broom to clear snow off a car on Wednesday outside his home on 14th Avenue in Union Grove, after an overnight snowfall that brought 5 to 6 1/2 inches of snow to Racine County.


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James Martin

James Martin

James Martin of Racine uses a snowblower to clear a few inches of snow along Villa Street Wednesday morning.


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Brenda Norvell

Brenda Norvell

Brenda Norvell of Racine shovels her sidewalk and front steps Wednesday morning on Villa Street.


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Pam Carey

Pam Carey

Pam Carey flings snow into the air as she finishes clearing her Mount Pleasant driveway of snow Wednesday morning after 5-6 inches of snow was dumped on the area.


ADAM ROGAN,

Jesus Rodriguez

Jesus Rodriguez

Jesus Rodriguez of Racine uses a snowblower to clear a few inches of snow along Villa Street Wednesday morning.


ADAM ROGAN,

Smiling and sledding

Smiling and sledding

Chris, who declined to give his last name, helps his son Domerion, 7, sled down a hill in Racine on Wednesday afternoon. Across the county, between 5 and 6 1/2 inches of snow fell, according to the National Weather Service, with 5 inches falling at the Racine Wastewater Utility, 6.3 inches falling south of the Oak Creek Power Plant, and 6 inches falling in Rochester . Those inch counts are near the median statewide, with Beloit, West Allis, Sullivan, Palmyra and Stoughton in Dane County all recording at least 8 inches of snow. In Kenosha, 2.2 inches were recorded, although Twin Lakes in western Kenosha County got more than 5 inches. For a preview of the snow that may be coming on New Year’s Day, turn to Weather, Page A6.


DEE HOLZEL,

Father and son on the sledding hill

Father and son on the sledding hill

Chris helps his 3-year-old son Nolan sled down a hill in Racine Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday was really the first time Nolan has been out in the snow, since they didn’t get the chance to play in it last year when he was 2. Luckily, Chris, who didn’t provide his last name, had the day off and could take his son’s sledding.


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Brothers and sleds

Brothers and sleds

Brothers Nolan, 3, at right, and Domerion, 7, run back up a sledding hill Wednesday afternoon in Racine after the city was blanketed with snow for this first time this season.


DEE HOLZEL,

Kayla Olalde shovels snow in Burlington

Kayla Olalde shovels snow in Burlington

Kayla Olalde, manager of Sunset Apartments in Burlington, shovels snow outside the Sunset Drive apartment complex Wednesday following the area’s first major snowfall of the winter season.


Scott Williams, Journal Times

Christmas lights under the snow Tuesday night

Christmas lights under the snow Tuesday night


Submitted by Ashley Renee

Cars iced over Tuesday evening as Racine County gets hit with first significant snowfall of the season

Cars iced over Tuesday evening as Racine County gets hit with first significant snowfall of the season


Submitted by Austin Feeler

Wisconsin Avenue soon after snow started to fall on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 29

Wisconsin Avenue soon after snow started to fall on the evening of Tuesday, Dec.  29


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Olivia Buford, 8, of Burlington plays in the snow

Olivia Buford, 8, of Burlington plays in the snow

Olivia Buford, 8, of Burlington, catches her breath atop a snow pile Wednesday while enjoying the aftermath of the area’s first major snowfall of the winter season outside her family’s apartment at Fox Crossing Apartments.


Scott Williams, Journal Times

Perry Avenue gets covered in snow

Perry Avenue gets covered in snow


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Kurt Lakatos of Burlington shovels snow outside his home

Kurt Lakatos of Burlington shovels snow outside his home

Kurt Lakatos shovels snow Wednesday from the sidewalk outside his home on Rose Ann Drive in Burlington, joining others in southeastern Wisconsin in digging out from the region’s first major snowfall of the winter season.


Scott Williams, Journal Times

Jason Houdek uses snow-blower in Union Grove

Jason Houdek uses snow-blower in Union Grove

Jason Houdek uses a snow-blower to clear a neighbor’s driveway Wednesday on Main Street in Union Grove, as the region digs out from the first major snowfall of the winter season.


Scott Williams, Journal Times

snowy day

snowy day

Ronald Strickland was out early Wednesday morning shoveling the sidewalk for a friend.


DEE HOLZEL,

snowy day

snowy day

City of Racine crews work to get the sidewalks cleared Wednesday morning.


Dee Holzel


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