The same snowstorm that dumped up to nine-inches in western Wisconsin is heading toward Washington D-C – and the federal government has already said its offices would be closed there today.
Hundreds of flights are canceled at the nation’s capital. That’s after Chicago’s two airports had 11-hundred flights canceled yesterday, affecting lots of Wisconsin travelers. The Badger State recorded at least one death from the storm. A semi-truck owned by a Michigan firm left Interstate-94 near Menomonie and plunged into the Red Cedar River. The driver’s body was recovered, and a search for a passenger was to continue today. In Dodge County, Highway 33 was closed for a few hours near Horicon after a semi-truck crashed. The driver had non-life-threatening injuries. The storm left Wisconsin last night. West central and far southern areas were the hardest hit. Nine inches fell at Durand and Independence. Almost nine fell at Janesville, and Beloit had eight inches. Madison and Kenosha got almost six-and-a-half, and Eau Claire just over five inches.