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THE LATEST: 1 dies as winter storm dumps on SE Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Authorities say a man died after blowing snow in Milwaukee as a winter storm dumped heavy snow on eastern Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says the 71-year-old man collapsed shortly after blowing snow Wednesday. He was pronounced dead about 1 p.m.

His name was not immediately released, and the medical examiner's office said it had no further details.

Hundreds of vehicles were stranded or ended up in crashes as the storm made travel dangerous in eastern Wisconsin. More than 340 stranded vehicles and crashes were reported in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee and Washington counties after heavy snowfall that started Tuesday and continued into Wednesday.

The storm dumped 14 inches in Sheboygan County. The Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine and Sheboygan school districts were among those canceling classes.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Sheriff's officials in at least one Wisconsin county were advising motorists to stay off the roads as a winter storm made travel dangerous and closed schools in eastern Wisconsin.

Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine Unified and Sheboygan school districts were among those canceling classes Wednesday as snow continued to fall.

The storm that paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection is expected to dump up to a foot of snow in counties near Lake Michigan and up to 6 inches in counties away from the lake.

Sheriff's deputies in Sheboygan County issued a no travel advisory after drifts of at least 4 feet were reported. In the City of Milwaukee, more than 250 plows worked to clear the roads. The heavy snow caused power outages in the Milwaukee area. We Energies crews are working to restore power to about 600 customers.


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