First snow of the season trips up drivers in Northeast Wisconsin

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (WBAY) - Northeast Wisconsin drivers were not quite ready for the first accumulating snowfall of the season.

Pavement temperatures below freezing caused roads to become slick during the Friday morning commute. Crashes and backups were common on busy interstates.

The snow tapered off by the noon hour. Snowfall totals were in the forecast range of 1-4 inches.

Two Rivers was had the high total, measuring 4.1 inches. Kewaunee measured 3 inches of snow. Oshkosh and Omro measured 2 inches of snow.

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I-41 southbound was significantly slower than normal from the College Avenue exit back to the Richmond Avenue exit in Outagamie County because of at least two crashes. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says all lanes are now clear.

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I-41 northbound slowed near the Fond du Lac/Winnebago County line because of a crash.

The left lane of I-41 northbound has reopened at Golden Glow Road in Lawrence after an earlier crash involving two trucks.

I-43 southbound has also reopened after it was temporarily closed between University and East Mason in Green Bay while crews worked to remove cars involved in crashes. Green Bay Police say there were two crashes around 4:30 this morning. No one was hurt.

Our Timesaver Traffic system showed crashes throughout the morning in several areas including I-41 in Appleton, I-41 in Winnebago County, Highway 57 in Brown County, I-41 near the Highway 29 exit in Green Bay, and Highway 29 between Green Bay and Kewaunee.

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