January 22-23, 2019 snowstorm closes schools, causes delays for morning commuters

MILWAUKEE— A major snowstorm, expected to deliver as much as 10 inches of snow in southeast Wisconsin, led to dozens of school closures and caused delays for morning commuters on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The snow started falling on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22.

The winter storm warning, issued for all of southeast Wisconsin, expired at noon on Wednesday.

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Steady snow fell overnight Tuesday, with the brunt of the storm arriving Wednesday morning.

Steady snow fell throughout Wednesday morning piling up to eight inches at Belgium in Ozaukee County, seven inches at Beaver Dam in Dodge County and about six inches in Milwaukee.

School district administrators in southern and eastern Wisconsin canceled classes, including those in Madison, Dodgeland, Fort Atkinson, East Troy, Fond du Lac and Waupun.

In Milwaukee, the county medical examiner's office is investigating the death of a 68-year-old man who collapsed and died after shoveling snow.

Forecasters warned the coldest air of the season was expected to arrive by Friday with high temperatures in southern Wisconsin not making it out of the single digits.

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