It was a picturesque snowfall yesterday in Western Wisconsin with the highest snowfall totals being in our southern counties. There was about 1-2” of snow that fell in the Chippewa Valley with 3-4” farther south. It still was enough to cause plenty of problems on the road if you had to be out and about. Here's a look at snow totals across the region from the National Weather Service.
Heavier snow fell in southern Wisconsin through the Madison and Milwaukee area. The snow lowered visibilities and made roads very dangerous. Snow reports show upwards of 4-6” of snow fell through 7 AM today. For this area, it was the first snow of the season, and it definitely showed.
Tons of accidents were reported in the southern part of the state. One of the worst accidents was this one on Highway 41/45 in Milwaukee. This is some incredible video of a major pile up that involved nearly two dozen vehicles taken by WisDOT traffic cameras. Fortunately, everyone survived but there were a few injuries. I can’t imagine law enforcement's reaction driving up to this mess.
Remember…take it slow anytime it snows! We have more snow on the way for late tonight into Tuesday morning. The snow will be light and will only add up to around half an inch. But still, it’ll be enough to lower visibilities and make roads slick.