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Spring storm slams central Wisconsin with more winter weather

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MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) - The messy weather is making it seem like the winter that will never end.

The sunshine and warm temperatures expected this time of year is no where to be found. During Friday morning's commute some people learned that the hard way, dealing with a slushy mess.

Throughout the morning, conditions changed quickly. First, there was light rain, then sleet, and even some thunder and lightning.

Roads, power lines, and grass were covered with thick layers of ice. Authorities say the nasty conditions were the cause of a crash on I-39. A semi truck overturned and blocked all lanes in one direction and shut down the highway for hours.

"It's like October again where the first snow comes down,” said Nick Wirspinski of Madison. “You get all the accidents and people aren't used to driving in it. So I think they got out of their winter driving habits."

But, most say they're used to this weather by now.

"It's kind of chilly out,” said Wirspinski. But what can you do it's Wisconsin."

One thing many can agree on., they can't wait for that spring weather to finally come our way.

"It's too cold to do anything but hopefully it warms up so we'll see," said Wirspinski.

Marathon County authorities say the driver of the semi truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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