Clean up continues after weekend blizzard

People across the state continue to dig out from a storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in many areas.  The National Weather Service reports that Madison received 14-inches of snow in this weekend’s blizzard, the Chester area received just more than 12-and-a-half inches, and Howard received 11 inches.

The City of Madison issued a snow alert early Saturday morning and city crews continue working on clearing streets, alleys, and parking lots today after working on them throughout the weekend as well.  County and state crews have been out as well, clearing highways, roads, and interstates.  Portions of both Interstates 29 and 90 were closed through a portion of Sunday because of the hazardous road conditions.

Some area residents also experienced power outages during the weekend.  Some were short-lived, but hundreds of residences in the southern part of Lake County and near Lake Herman were without power Friday night into Saturday.

After a weekend filled with activities and church services being cancelled because of the weather, some area schools are starting classes late today as well.  All area cancellations and postponements can be found here.