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Northern WI hit hard by Tuesday snowstorm

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WISCONSIN (WKOW) -- A snowstorm that covered much of the state Tuesday really hit hard in northern Wisconsin.

The storm cut a line across the northcentral part of the state, starting in Eau Claire. The National Weather Service reports nine inches there Tuesday. That breaks an Eau Claire record by two inches. It was set back in 1930. I-94 near Eau Claire was closed for nearly five hours because of multiple crashes, involving at least 10 semis.

100 miles east, the snow caused a big chain reaction in Marathon County, just south of Wausau. Sheriff's officials say 20 vehicles were involved in the crash on I-39 near the town of Knowlton. Three people were hurt. Five inches of snow had fallen and windy conditions limited visibility.

Even further east, Green Bay got the most snow. Weather spotters near the village of Suamico say they got 11 inches of snow Tuesday. Many school districts in the Green Bay area closed a few hours early. The same schools had three days off last week because of the extreme cold.

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