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UPDATE: Wausau's first snowfall was man made

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -
Snow being made at Granite Peak Ski Area early Friday blanketed parts of Wausau, creating slick roads that caused multiple crashes.
Wausau Police tell Newsline 9 at least seven crashes occurred on Grand Avenue. No one was hurt.
Lt. Michael Jeudes told Newsline 9 that salt trucks were dispatched after the first crash was reported.
“We just put salt down. It takes a little bit to get worked in,” Juedes said.
Officials at Granite Peak said the snow was caused by their overnight snow-making on Rib Mountain.
Newsline 9's weather team says high humidity and light westerly winds contributed to the conditions.  
Matt Howe, a snow-maker at Granite Peak, said, "It's like Mother Nature. You can't predict when she dumps snow or ice on the roads. It's Wisconsin winter so you always got to be on the defensive."
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Snow from Rib Mountain is blamed for multiple crashes in Wausau.

Wausau Police tell Newsline 9 at least seven morning crashes are blamed on slick conditions on Grand Ave.

Police say no one was hurt.

Lt. Michael Jeudes told Newsline 9 salt trucks were sent out after the first crash was reported.

“We just put salt down, it takes a little bit to get worked in,” Juedes  said.

Officials at Granite Peak said the snow was caused by their overnight snow-making on Rib Mountain.

Matt Howe, snow operations, said people should drive more defensively regardless of what caused the snow.

Part of Grand Ave. was closed because of the crashes.

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