UNDATED (AP) - A second round of snow and freezing rain is hitting southern Wisconsin, adding to the slush that caused dozens of accidents, closed schools and caused power outages earlier today.
Milwaukee Public Schools and its 85,000 students are among the many districts that canceled classes. UW Milwaukee and Milwaukee Area Technical College also told students to stay home.
The ice and sleet temporarily closed runways at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee County and cut power to 2,200 We Energies customers.
The National Weather Service issued ice or winter storm warnings for 15 southern Wisconsin counties.
In a pre-emptive strike, highway crews blanketed roads with salt beginning last night before the wintry mix of snow and sleet moved into the region.