MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Snow plow drivers are working hard to keep up with the fast-falling snow that's piling up across Wisconsin and making travel extremely difficult.
The Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center is monitoring conditions around the state and officials are advising people to stay home because of the dangerous travel conditions.
The heaviest snow is falling south of a line from La Crosse to Sheboygan.
As plows clear the interstates and highways, strong winds are blowing the snow right back on the road.
Hundreds of school districts canceled classes Friday, including the state's largest -- Milwaukee Public Schools and its 85,000 students.
Madison, La Crosse and Oshkosh are also among the many school districts closed today.
Before the snow ends later Friday, up to a foot of snow is expected south of a line from Spring Green to Watertown to Mequon, and 7 to 9 inches north of that line up to the central part of the state.