MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency as Wisconsin prepares for Winter Storm Brianna.
"I issued this executive order to make sure Wisconsin is prepared for whatever this winter storm may bring," Walker said in a news release. "Mobilizing our state agency resources during this storm will ensure we leave nothing to chance when it comes to protecting the citizens of Wisconsin."
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The Wisconsin State Patrol and National Weather Service are urging people to avoid traveling in the storm.
Walker's office says emergency operation centers will open at 8 p.m. Wednesday. At that time, the E.O.C. status will be set at level 3 (it is at level 4 under normal conditions).
FOX 11 meteorologists say 10" to 14" of snow will fall across most of NE Wisconsin today. Snow will come to an end after 10 p.m. tonight.
North winds will also increase resulting in possible blizzard conditions for a time. Travel will be hazardous all day today in Wisconsin as well as Iowa, Illinois and Michigan. Travel may even be impacted on Friday, although the snow accumulation will have ended.
Area road crews are ready to get out and salt the roadways. However, they say, that can't be doing that Wednesday night.
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