Shawano begins storm recovery

SHAWANO, Wis. (WBAY) - Shawano was one of the communities hit hardest by the blizzard with almost 3 feet of snow in some places.

Shawano High School under snow
Shawano High School on April 16, 2018 (viewer photo)

But snow drifts made things much worse.

Shawano High School, along with outbuildings and vehicles, was buried in snow drifts.

Recovery is happening quickly.

The Shawano County High Department says it clears about 1,600 of roadway after every storm. It says all state and county roadways are passable, but they don't maintain all of the town roads as some have their own crews.

By late Monday morning, 40 percent of roads in the county were cleared and open, and crews expect to work all day to get them all cleared by the end of the night.

In downtown Shawano, you could see the pavement and sidewalks of Main Street, while just around the corner you couldn't see the doors of downtown shops beyond the piles of snow.

Aisha Morales reports from Shawano tonight on Action 2 News.


Shawano High School covered in snow drifts
Shawano High School on April 16, 2018 (viewer photo)
High school buried in snow drifts
Shawano High School on April 16, 2018 (viewer photo)
Van buried in snow
Shawano High School on April 16, 2018 (viewer photo)
Shawano High School under snow
Shawano High School on April 16, 2018 (viewer photo)


 
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