Ozaukee County: A Snow Day

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GRAFTON - Cedarburg Schools closed Tuesday in anticipation of a major winter storm. Snow fell steadily all day and students and their parents took advantage.

Simon and Rachel Fast took their kids and some friends' children out for a day of winter fun.  "We like the snow and we're ready to enjoy it; get out and play," Rachel said.

They pulled the kids on sleds toward a Starbucks on Washington Ave in Cedarburg.  "How hard is it to keep all these kids occupied for a full snow day?," asked TODAYS TMJ4 Reporter Lauren Leamanczyk.  "It's not easy," Simon said.  "Coffee helps!"

A fresh coat of snow and a snow day made a perfect combination at the sledding hill on Bridge Road.  It was busy all day with sledders, snowboarders, and their parents.

Tuesday's Snowstorm:
Snow Levels Rise Toward 10-14" in Milwaukee
Snow Emergencies
 Schools, Malls Close Early  
Cedarburg: Snow Great for Festival

Racine: People Helping People
Brookfield: Heavy Snowfall Hurts Businesses
Bay View: Shoveling Over and Over
By The Lake: Conditions Rapidly Changing 
Ozaukee County: "A Snow Day"
Washington County: Conditions Worsen 


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Wendy Peterson was glad schools closed instead of waiting for an early dismissal.  "I think it's easier just to go all day or have the whole day off," she said. 

Lauren's colleague, TODAY'S TMJ4 HD reporter Diane Pathieu discovered heavy winds in Grafton and says they are moving the snow around that has already fallen.

"It is windy, and those windy conditions are making the snow blow and drift all around the area," said Pathieu.  "That is what's causing all the accumulation."

But, she says the conditions have been very manageable.

"Overall, the streets are not too shabby. Some of the sidewalks have slick spots, but otherwise the streets are being plowed and salted very, very thoroughly in Grafton."

Diane explains, though, that conditions will differ from city to city in Ozaukee County.

"(A woman) came into Cedarburg into Grafton, and she said there was a huge difference in the roadways. She said the roads in Cedarburg were very much snow covered, and it looks crystal clear here. There may be some areas with some slick conditions."