An early May snow storm rocked parts of western Wisconsin.
Forecasters say the snow was falling in some places at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
The winter-like conditions closed schools, downed trees and power lines, knocking out service to thousands of customers. So many in fact, power crews estimate some people will remain in the dark until late Friday.
Brenda Carpenter spent hours shoveling outside her home in Elk Mound. Shoveling the heavy wet snow was back-breaking work.
Road crews spent the day trying to keep ahead of the storm. A time of the year normally known as construction season.
Paul Houg says the snow piles from winter had just melted when the storm hit.
"I had no snow in my yard yesterday," said Houg. "None. Now I got a foot"
Another unpredictable batch of Wisconsin weather. Leaving many people wondering-- when will spring finally stay for good?
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