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Winter weather leaves thousands in the dark in Antigo


ANTIGO (WAOW) -- Wet snow fell all afternoon across Langlade County, knocking out power to more than 5,000 WPS customers in Antigo.

Even while the sun was out, it wasn't enough to keep people comfortable.

"It gets pretty darn cold in the house because you don't have anything to kick in to keep you warm," said Dawn Markgraf, who lives in Antigo.

Antigo Middle School went dark too and some parents came to pick their children up early. Without electricity, some said they had to stretch their imagination to keep busy.

"I kind of worked on a crossword puzzle because that's all I could really do," said Markgraf.

Others took advantage of the powder, turning flurries into Frosty. Up to eight inches fell around town. It was enough to stop one truck in its tracks while police helped get it un-stuck. Snow shovelers got to work on the powder that fell and filled their sidewalks.

"Too much. Way too much," said Brenda Kinner. "It should have started out with a little bit and then gradually added more but this is too much."

As many know, snow is bound to come sooner or later.

"We're going to get it no matter what, so you're going to have to like it as long as you're here," said Kinner. "So you might as well like it."

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