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A New Richmond resident cleans snow off his car.

Snow snarls local traffic; delays schools

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A spring snowstorm delayed the start of New Richmond schools Friday, April 19. Students didn't have to head to school for two extra hours in the morning.

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Two-hour delays were also reported in Somerset and St. Croix Central as well. Schools in Amery closed for the day.

Wet, heavy snow fell over night, and high winds caused further problems, as locals had to dig out yet again from a big spring storm. Snow stuck to many trees, making for a picturesque scene, but most folks are grumbling about the never-ending winter of 2012-13.

A few accidents were reported around the county as a result of slippery conditions.

Plows were out in force to clear streets and highways.

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