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Blizzard takes aim at southern Wisconsin


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Southern Wisconsin is bracing for a blizzard, due to arrive later Tuesday.

A winter storm has already dropped six inches of snow near Sheboygan with lesser amounts elsewhere. Travel is slow for morning commuters in Milwaukee County where spinouts and a rollover were clogging the freeways.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for southern Wisconsin, from Fond du Lac to Madison to Dodgeville through Wednesday. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected with nine to 16 inches of new snow.

Forecasters say this blizzard will be similar to one in January 1999 which produced 14 to 18 inches of snow and four to eight foot drifts.

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