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State gets pounded with ice to the south and heavy snow north

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State gets pounded with ice to the south and heavy snow north
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Parts of southern Wisconsin are a massive ice rink, thanks to Thursday's late-winter storm that dumped freezing rain.

Meanwhile, the far north is digging out from up to 9.5 inches of new snow. And Door County endured winds up to 56 mph.

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Gile in Iron County had the most snow Thursday night, while other parts of the northwest had 7-8 inches.

Green Bay had just less than 6 inches, breaking an 88-year-old record for the date.

The icy conditions in southern Wisconsin caused numerous accidents.

The westbound lanes of Interstate-94 were closed for a time when a semi-truck jackknifed near the Dane-Jefferson County line. Most parts of the south also had a couple inches of snow.

The storm closed many schools early Thursday afternoon, and called off numerous events. Exactly half of the 96 girls' high school basketball playoff games around the state were delayed until Friday.

About the only remnants of the storm today are strong winds. They're expected to gust up to 30 mph before they die down this afternoon.

And of course, it's colder this morning. It was 2 below zero at 5 a.m. in Wausau, Superior and Land O'Lakes.

Most of southeast Wisconsin was in the 20s, but they're not expected to see the freezing mark today, either.

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