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Northwoods gets hit with bulk of the snow


It's another wintry scene in Minocqua.

Snow piled up throughout most of the Northwoods. It caused crews to work through the night, and meant a slippery commute for some as they hit the road.

"It's pretty snowy," said Michael Johnson of Madison.

While many stayed indoors to wait out the storm, Jay Butson couldn't wait to get outside.

"If you're going to be alive and having fun you better have something to do every season," said Butson.

The Illinois native is up here for one reason, fresh powder.

"We rode our snowmobiles up here from Illinois to Lake Superior and it's 545 miles," explained Butson.

In fact, this Northwoods winter has been one for the record books. According to the Minocqua Chamber of Commerce, tourism dollars are way up from last year.

"The trails are in great condition, the snow pack has allowed for some great conditions since really mid-December," said Kim Baltus, chamber of commerce executive director.

So far, the city of Minocqua sits at about 2.5 feet of snow. While it is snow country, there are some people hoping for the warmer weather to set in.

"Getting in the stores, seeing the spring colors it's kind of making people thinking, okay, let's move on. But it's a little early yet, we have quite a bit of winter left," said Baltus.

So whether you're counting down the days until spring, or tearing up every last inch of winter, remember one thing, with weather in Wisconsin, anything can happen.

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