BOYCEVILLE, Wisc (WSAU) At least one death in Wisconsin was blamed on yesterday’s snow-and-ice storm. Authorities said a woman was killed and another person was injured in a three-vehicle crash near Boyceville in Dunn County in the northwest part of the state. Sheriff’s deputies said an eastbound car sideswiped an oncoming pick-up truck. The car then slid, and was hit by a second oncoming pick-up. A passenger in that vehicle was killed upon impact. The car driver was taken to an Eau Claire hospital with undisclosed injuries. The victims’ names were not immediately released. The crash remains under investigation.
The region had snow and freezing rain yesterday, causing extremely icy conditions, mainly in western-and-central Wisconsin. Rice Lake had the most snow, with 5.2-inches. Many places in the northern half of the state had 3-to-4 inches. Milwaukee had around an inch. Much of southwest Wisconsin had two inches.
Much of the state’s mid-section is close to the freezing mark this morning. Forecasters say more freezing rain is possible today, along with patchy drizzle and flurries in most of the state. Warmer temperatures are expected tonight, with mixed precipitation and north and showers-and-thunderstorms in the south. Tomorrow’s highs will be in the 40’s – and maybe 50 in some spots – with more precipitation possible. A major cool-down starts Wednesday. Parts of the north could get down to 15-below again by Thursday night.