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Ozaukee County issues state of emergency

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OZAUKEE CO. (CBS 58) – Ozaukee County was hit hard with snow on Monday, January 28th, with a foot of snow in some areas.

“It’s nice because we don’t have any school,” says Quintin Torres who was enjoying the snow day.

It may have been a snow day for many people, but there was still work to be done.

“With my mom living here with my sister and a couple of elderly people, the neighbor here and myself we do what we can to try and help out,” says Greg Boerner.

Boerner got his day started at 5 A.M. as he cleared out the snow for neighbors.

“There’s a lot of it and I people just need to be careful that they’re not out there taking those first couple of shovels thinking it’s a lighter snow,” says Boerner.

Since midnight, emergency officials say they’ve responded to more than 25 weather related vehicle calls for service.

“Visibility is poor and road conditions are snowy and icy,” says Sergeant Justin Kaas with the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office. “I would recommend staying off the road today. Don’t put yourself in danger, tow truck operators, and ourselves in danger”.

The county issued a state of emergency closing offices and public schools.

“As soon as I finish with this I’m going to grab that cup of coffee and I’m going to sit in front of the computer, and look out the snow blowing around,” says Boerner.

“Don’t walk around for long periods of time,” says Torres. “Drive places, don’t walk. Be careful when you drive.”

Officials also remind you to make sure you have essentials like a shovel in case you are faced with an emergency.

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