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UPDATE: WI storm winding down, more snow on the way

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A winter storm that brought heavy snow to parts of Wisconsin on a busy travel and shopping day is winding down.

The National Weather Service says most locations around Green Bay, the Fox Valley, and Lake Michigan got 3 to 5 inches of snow. Milwaukee got about 9 inches while Manitowoc received 7. 

Madison saw nearly six inches. The highest in our area was more than 9 inches in Jefferson.

Winter storm warnings and advisories that covered much of Wisconsin earlier Sunday have now been canceled but periods of light snow are expected to continue Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday night into Christmas morning. Meteorologists say we could see another four inches in the next few days.

The weather service says poor travel conditions are expected to continue into the afternoon for much of central and eastern Wisconsin, so travelers are urged to use caution or wait until roads improve.

Dozens of churches canceled Sunday services over a long swath of eastern Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County deputies responded to 105 incidents involving snow between midnight and 3 p.m. Sunday, including 26 crashes and 77 disabled vehicles. No one was hurt.

Around 10:30 a.m. a deputy was injured responding to a crash on I-94. Another car spun out in front of him, he slowed but an SUV slammed into the back of his squad car. The deputy was taken to the hospital and has since been released. 

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Holiday travelers are expected to meet snow-covered roads and reduced visibility in Wisconsin this weekend.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for much of the state, predicting 4 to 8 inches of snow on Saturday night and Sunday.
   
Senior forecaster Bob McMahon says the heaviest will be in southern Wisconsin, with it getting lighter toward far northwest Wisconsin.
   
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation sent out a severe weather alert, reminding motorists to plan on potentially dangerous road conditions this weekend.
   
The snow will cover freezing rain that fell most of Friday in southern Wisconsin, with some places getting a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation. Some schools were closed and the rain created a glaze of ice on roads.

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MADISON (WKOW) ---  There are Winter Storm Warnings in effect until Sunday at 6 p.m.

The warning includes Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Marquette, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Adams, Juneau and Walworth Counties.

Some parts of the area could get five to seven inches of snow.

We will keep you updated with closings, cancellations, road conditions and snow emergencies here on www.wkow.com.

Watch Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6-7 a.m., along with 27 News at 6 & 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 27 News at 5:30 & 10 p.m. on Sunday for the latest on the forecast in your area.

You can also download the 27 Storm Track Weather App.

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