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Ice still making area roads treacherous

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - UPDATE: Icy conditions on untreated roads may make for a slippery drive Monday morning.

The storm that moved through the region on Sunday left anywhere from one-tenth to three-tenths of an inch of ice on highways and streets in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota according to National Weather Service reports.

While crews have cleared many main highways, side streets and less traveled roads may still be ice covered and slippery.

Our Road Conditions page  has information for Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.

The WXOW Weather Page and the WXOW Weather App will have up-to-date information on the latest forecast. 

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - UPDATE: The sleet and freezing rain from a winter storm has caused numerous accidents and travel problems throughout the region.

Reports from spotters and law enforcement in the tri-state area that roads are glazed over with a tenth to a quarter-inch of ice in addition to any snow and sleet.

In Northeastern Iowa, the Allamakee County Sheriff's Department continues to recommend people not travel in the county unless it is an emergency.

There are reports from Austin that ice buildup from the storm has downed power lines.  Other reports from Southeastern Minnesota in Mower County that ice brought down tree limbs.

The Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service continues until midnight, although the impact from the storm will continue into Monday.

If you need to travel, our Road Conditions page  has information for Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.

Please continue to check the WXOW Weather Page and the WXOW Weather App for the latest information and updates. 

A number of closings have already been reported.  For a full listing of closures, including schools, please click here for our School Closings page.

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - UPDATE:  The winter storm that has hit the area is causing plenty of travel difficulties.

According to National Weather Service Reports from early Sunday afternoon, numerous reports of the snow/sleet/freezing rain mix are causing accidents and vehicles to slide off the roadways around the region.

Many of the incidents are along the interstate roads in those counties.  Other weather observers report that secondary roads are snow covered and slippery. 

Law enforcement in Allamakee County are advising that no one travel unless there is an emergency due to the icy conditions. 

The freezing rain and sleet mix is leaving a thin layer of ice on roads in Houston County, which law enforcement is calling very slippery according to reports.  Other counties are experiencing similar situations with ice.

The storm is also causing the cancellation or postponement of a number of community events.  Please call ahead to make sure an event is still happening before venturing out. 

The Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service continues until midnight.

If you need to travel , information for Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa is available on our Road Conditions page. 

Please continue to check the WXOW Weather Page and the WXOW Weather App for the latest information and updates.  Should there be any school closings or delays on Monday, you can get a full listing on our School Closings page.

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A winter storm is expected to bring a real mix of precipitation when it comes through the area on Sunday.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning through midnight. 

According to News 19 Meteorologist Madeline Sky, we're looking at a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain during the storm period. 

The forecast calls for the snow to arrive first.  Then, as a low pressure system moves northward, it will push ahead of it warm, moist air that will change into freezing rain later in the afternoon and early evening.  Before finishing, there is a possibility of some freezing drizzle.

Snowfall totals may depend on where you live. Two to four inches of snow/sleet are expected, with the higher amounts to the north of the I-90 corridor. 

The National Weather Service issued Winter Storm Warning calls for up to 1/10th of an inch of ice.  This likely will make travel hazardous or impossible. 

Please continue to check the WXOW Weather Page and the WXOW Weather App for the latest information and updates.  Should there be any school closings or delays on Monday, you can get a full listing on our School Closings page.

If you need to travel , information for Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa is available on our Road Conditions page. 

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