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Storm drops another foot or more of snow across the region

The Dickinson County area dodged another round of widespread power outages after a second winter storm in less than five days delivered a foot of heavy snow Saturday and early Sunday.

To the south, Wisconsin Public Service reported outages affecting more than 27,000 customers, with most service restored by Sunday night. We Energies today was reporting outages for about a dozen customers in Dickinson and Iron counties and nearly 50 in Menominee County.

Similar to the powerful pre-Thanksgiving storm, crews came across downed power lines, downed trees and tree limbs. They also faced difficult travel conditions in responding to outages.

WPS customers who were without power this morning included 65 in Pembine, 250 in Wausaukee, nearly 400 in Crivitz and nearly 300 in Peshtigo and Marinette. More than 1,200 customers in Door County, Wis., also were without power.

Conditions are expected to be calm through most of this week, with highs in the low 30s and lows in the high teens.

The National Weather Service continues to warn of ice hazards. “Any snow that melts today will refreeze tonight and lead to icy spots, especially on untreated roads and sidewalks,” forecasters said.

Snow totals from the weekend storm, which was accompanied by high winds, ranged from 12 inches across the central Upper Peninsula to 8 inches in southern Marinette County, Wis., and 18 inches in the far western and eastern U.P.

Most schools in Dickinson and Iron counties were on a two-hour delay today, while classes were canceled at North Central Schools in Menominee County and at Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine in Wisconsin.

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