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First major snow causes issues throughout peninsula

The first significant snowfall this winter, coupled with the rainy weather in front of it, made for an interesting 24-hour stretch for Door County emergency personnel.


According to the Door County Dispatch report on Thursday, six accidents were reported on Wednesday, two resulting in injuries. The overnight snow of three to five inches caused its own issues, including a semi-truck jackknifing near Spruce Street in Fish Creek just before 6:30 a.m., blocking traffic on State Highway 42 for approximately two hours. Ephraim Fire Chief Justin MacDonald says the heavy snow was responsible for its brief fire call Thursday morning when it fell on a powerline and knocked it out. He added that the fire was out upon their arrival and was not a traffic hazard.


The winter storm forced schools in Door County to open on a two-hour delay, but you only have to look across the bay to see who had it worse. Schools like Oconto and Peshtigo canceled classes, and more than 12,000 Wisconsin Public Service customers across the northern half of the state were without power as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday.


You can find up-to-date cancellations and postponements online by clicking on this link.

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