Fox Valley digging out after winter storm

Posted at 9:17 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 22:17:14-04

APPLETON, WI -- Wet, heavy snow that drivers have been battling all evening is building up quickly on the roads in the Fox Valley, making it tough to stay in control.

And as plows work to clear the streets tonight, others are  making sure they can get to work tomorrow.
From the streets of Oshkosh, to the heart of Appleton, the Fox Valley is under siege tonight as strong winds, and blowing snow, severely limit visibility on the roads.
"Yeah, it's picked up nicely. Actually, it's looking handsome right now," says Combined Locks resident David Powling, finishing up some last-minute shopping at Festival Foods. "I got some new tires on the vehicle, should be ok--I think--tonight, but [I'm] Glad I got them. It'd be tricky otherwise." 
A parking ban in Appleton has city streets cleared until Friday morning for plows to do their work.
"And we'll plow right around the clock until we can make sure that we can keep up with it," says Kimberly street superintendent Dave Vandervelden.
While others are spending the night ensuring tomorrow is business as usual.
"We're trying to get a little ahead of the game before tomorrow," says Chris, an Appleton bookstore employee, "I'm in tomorrow morning, and I'm going to have to do the shoveling tomorrow."
We are under a "state of emergency" due to this blizzard, so avoid travel if at all possible tonight.
And remember, speed is a deadly factor if driving in these conditions, so slow down, and pay attention.