- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Southeastern Wisconsin was digging out Monday after getting hit by its first major snowstorm of 2015, with more than a foot of snow falling in some areas near Lake Michigan.

The hardest hit areas are in Racine and Kenosha counties, where dozens of schools were closed Monday. Snowplow drivers worked through the night as the snow piled up, but the snow and strong winds died down overnight.

Areas farther north and west also were hit, with 6 to 8 inches of snow in parts of Sheboygan, Jefferson and Washington counties.

A sheriff’s deputy on a snowmobile rescued a fisherman who lost his way in whiteout conditions on Lake Mendota in Dane County. The Madison man was out on the ice near Governors Island late Sunday afternoon, but couldn’t find his way back to shore because of the wind and low visibility.

In northern Wisconsin, a 13-year-old boy fell through the ice while riding a snowmobile on a channel Sunday afternoon near Lake Minocqua. The boy was taken to a local hospital.



Milwaukee set a snowfall record for Feb. 1, according to the National Weather Service. The snow total of 10.4 inches beat the previous record of 9 inches set on the date in 1915. Nearly 250 snow plows, salt trucks and end loaders worked to clear the 7,000 miles of streets. Another 2 inches of snow is expected Tuesday evening.

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