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Hazardous travel today, blowing and drifting main concern

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Eau Claire, WI (WQOW) - The snow has nearly ended in western Wisconsin, but blowing and drifting will be a problem heading through this morning and part of this afternoon.  Travel will be very difficult today.

Stormtracker 18 Weather meteorologists say 6 to 12 inches of snow fell in the Chippewa Valley from this storm, while locations far north and west of Eau Claire have reported totals of 12 to 18 inches. A strong west wind will prevail today, averaging about 25 mph with gusts of 45 mph.  Blowing and drifting will be a problem, especially in rural areas and open terrain.  If you have the option of not traveling, please stay home.  Otherwise, plan lots of extra time and be prepared for delays.

Please stay tuned to WQOW News 18 for the latest information.  The WQOW.com weather page and the FREE WQOW weather app are great resources for information on the fly!

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