EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (CITY OF EAU CLAIRE NEWS RELEASE) -- Snow started falling at 1:30 this afternoon. Total accumulation of up to 1½ inches is expected. This snow could be mixed with rain and freezing rain. Crews will be patrolling and salting the 85 miles of primary arterial streets as the conditions warrant. Secondary routes will be plowed and sanded. Expect snow covered roads on your way home from work or school, and plan on extra time during your commutes. Give plow operators the time and space they need to complete their assigned routes safely.