Winter Storm Warning For Large Portion Of Western Wisconsin;Travel Discouraged Due To Snowstorm

Barron and Washburn Counties have ordered vehicles off the road
due to poor road conditions because of the snowstorm.
Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties are discouraging travel today.
Poor travel conditions also are found on I-94 from Osseo to Hudson.
Snow should taper off by midafternoon followed by winds and blowing snow.
Wisconsin State Patrol reports some roads north of Eau Claire are impassable.
The Winter Storm Warning for western and northwestern Wisconsin is in effect unitl 4:00pm today, Monday, March 13, 2006.
So far, 17 inches of new snow has fallen in Rice Lake; six inches in Eau Claire since the storm began around 4:00am Monday.