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Rain, snow making travel difficult, flooding to the south

February 20, 2018

Carol Schmidt carries sandbags to the front door of her home on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Janesville, Wis. Rain, sleet and snow has closed schools and caused flooding concerns in Wisconsin. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rain, sleet and snow has closed schools and caused flooding concerns in Wisconsin.

Freezing rain and snow led officials to cancel classes Tuesday in dozens of schools, including those in Baraboo, Mauston, Wisconsin Dells, Nekoosa and Portage. Many other school districts delayed the start of classes due to travel difficulties. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for at least seven counties, from Marquette to Sheboygan.

In northern Wisconsin, the weather service reports 11 inches of snow fell in Ashland over a 24-hour period ending Tuesday morning.

A flood warning was in effect to the south were steady rain continues to fall. Minor flooding was forecast for the Fox River in Kenosha County and the Pecatonica River in Lafayette and Green counties.

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