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Snow emergency cancels classes in Kenosha

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KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) – The City of Kenosha declared a snow emergency after Sunday night’s storm, and the school district canceled classes.

On this Monday morning, at the end of a holiday weekend, people faced our area’s first big snowstorm; some with a sled and others with a shovel.

“We started around 4 this morning,” explained Chris Elrod, who was clearing snow at a home in Kenosha. “I went to the shop; I work for a guy that has a crew of about 10 guys”.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha Counties which kept people like Elrod pretty busy.

“Myself, I have 20 properties alone that I do,” explained Elrod. “I’m about halfway through my day”.

That was around noon. Elrod described the fresh powder as heavy.

“Three shovels, I’m on my second tank of gas on the blower,” says Elrod. “It’s been a long day”.

The area experienced strong winds between 30 and 40 miles per hour with up to eight inches of snow. The Kenosha School District decided to cancel classes.

“It’s so fun! We get to skip school, we get to have some fun,” says Vincenzo Andreano, a fourth grader who was sledding at Petrifying Springs Park. “This is not something you get to do every winter”.

“It’s fun going sledding,” says Aimie Gorman, who was also at Petrifying Springs Park. “I like having fun with my family”.

The snow emergency in the city of Kenosha will remain in full effect until further notice. It’ll also impact parking which is prohibited on all Kenosha city streets.

Regardless of how people faced the day, there’s no denying winter is here.

“A bunch of people come here to sled, have fun, and enjoy the snow day,” says Andreano.

The weather also caused an outage at City Hall, but officials say things were up and running within the hour of them opening.

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