EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) This late round of winter storms forced many people to spend at least part of their day digging out around their homes.
And on the roads, slippery stretches had drivers white knuckling it during their commute.
Ralph Kinderman of Eau claire may be 85 years old, but don't let his age fool you, he's a lean, mean, snow shoveling machine.
"It's hard on the back and the legs but my wife says when it's snowing this hard you shouldn't be shoveling and I say every shovel I throw away now I don't have to shovel afterwards," explains Kinderman.
Ralph has spent a significant amount of time digging out over the last few months.
In his 50 plus years living in Eau Claire, he says winter 2014 has been the worst he's ever seen.
"(When I woke up this morning I thought) what a miserable day this is going to be," explains Kinderman.
It was an especially miserable day for Justin Allen, sandwich delivery driver, who lost control of his care, and crashed into a utility pole.
"I'm good, I'm fine, it was scary but I'm good...my car is dead, its gone, the pole, I mean its there, I think it might have hit the top of my car, the back window went out, the airbags went off I mean it was just crazy because I was going so slow," says Allen.
This latest round of storms proved to be a rude awakening. Spring may be here, but winter hasn't left.