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Impacts of relentless winter

Posted: 7:14 PM, Apr 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-16 20:14:53-04

The winter of 2018-19 felt like the winter that just wouldn't quit.

Slick roads lead to thousands of crashes, slide-offs and tow bans. Plow drivers were stretched to their limits working overtime just trying to keep-up.

The harsh winter strained city and county budgets, and even left Appleton with road salt shortage. Right now, they're only able to salt main roads, hills and bridges.

The relentless winter also caused problems in the skies delaying and canceling flights.

Schools across northeast Wisconsin also had cancellations and delays. So many, in fact, that students are now having to make-up missed classroom time. Districts have added minutes to the school days, or even an extra day of instruction to the calendar.