UPDATE: 1 Dies as Winter Storm Dumps on SE Wisconsin

UPDATED Wednesday, February 27, 2013 --- 2:40 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Authorities say a man died after blowing snow in Milwaukee as a winter storm dumped heavy snow on eastern Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says the 71-year-old man collapsed shortly after blowing snow Wednesday. He was pronounced dead about 1 p.m.

His name was not immediately released, and the medical examiner's office said it had no further details.

Hundreds of vehicles were stranded or ended up in crashes as the storm made travel dangerous in eastern Wisconsin. More than 340 stranded vehicles and crashes were reported in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee and Washington counties after heavy snowfall that started Tuesday and continued into Wednesday.

The storm dumped 14 inches in Sheboygan County. The Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine and Sheboygan school districts were among those canceling classes.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


UPDATED Wednesday, February 27, 2013 --- 9:41 a.m.
Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 --- 8:30 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Sheriff's officials in at least one county were advising motorists to stay home as a winter storm made travel dangerous and closed schools in eastern Wisconsin.

Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine Unified and Sheboygan school districts were among those canceling classes Wednesday.

The storm that paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection is expected to dump up to a foot of snow in counties near Lake Michigan and up to 6 inches in counties away from the lake.

Sheboygan County received 14 inches and sheriff's deputies issued a no travel advisory. Lt. Mark Rupnik says they have at least 10 calls for stuck vehicles they haven't been able to get to. He says people have been abandoning their vehicles.

The heavy snow also caused power outages in the Milwaukee area.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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