Winter Storm Caesar Drops a Foot of Snow on Hudson
A blizzard dubbed "Caesar" by The Weather Channel dropped a record 10.5 inches of snow in Minneapolis. Many Hudsonites measured snowfall of more than 12 inches in their backyards.
Heavy snow stopped falling around midnight in Hudson giving municipal and state crews a few hours to clear roads, streets, highways and freeways before Monday's morning commute. The Hudson School District has cancelled classes, activities and school-age care for Monday.
In the City of Hudson, parking is not allowed on any city street until it has been plowed curb to curb:
In 2010, the City of Hudson adopted an ordinance regarding snowplowing procedures. For snowfalls of two inches or more, there will be NO PARKING ALLOWED ON ANY CITY STREET until the streets are plowed curb to curb. Vehicles must be moved to an off-street parking area.
WisDOT's Northwest Region office issued the following press release:
EAU CLAIRE - As the snow piled up in the northwest part of Wisconsin, so did thenumber of vehicles in ditches along the highways.
On Sunday, Northwest Region State Patrol troopers responded to nearly 160 run-offs,including 17 property damage crashes and a total of four injury related crashes.
“In comparison to past snow snowstorms, this is an average number of responses forour officers,” said State Patrol Commander Jeffrey Frenette. “However, that is still asignificant number of vehicles that need attending to. It is important for motorists to payattention to weather forecasts and plan their trips accordingly, and in some cases thatmay mean just staying home.”
Many of the vehicles were left until the storm subsided and some are still beingremoved today.
Early weather forecasts are predicting another storm next weekend with measurablesnow. Travelers are encouraged to check winter road conditions before leaving homeby calling 5-1-1 or visiting 511wi.gov.
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