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UPDATED: Winter Storm Information and Resources

Here's everything you need to know about the snow storm that started in the area on Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATED 9:53 a.m.

Many of the flights at Mitchell International are arriving and leaving on time, but there are some delays and cancellations. If you're planning to travel today (or need to get someone to or from the airport), check arriving flight status and departure status before you drive over. Make sure you're planning extra travel time. Roads are slippery.

UPDATED 9:29 a.m. 

A parent on Facebook says Muskego-Norway buses are running late.

UPADATED 9:26 a.m.

From the National Weather Service 

Cedarburg: 9.0"
Brown Deer: 9.5"
Pleasant Prairie: 11.0"
Oconomowoc: 3.8"
Sheboygan: 14.5"
West Allis: 8.5"
West Bend: 8.0"
Franklin: 8.6"
Mitchell Airport: 7.1"

Updated 9:17 a.m.: JSOnline reports 

5 to 8 inches in Milwaukee County to about

9 inches in Ozaukee County

6.5 inches in Racine

8 inches in parts of Milwaukee County

UPDATED 9:07 a.m.: WISN reports the following snow totals:

Mitchell: 7.1"
Racine Airport: 11.4"
West Allist: 8.5"
Sheboygan: 14.5"
Oconomowoc: 3.8"

UPDATED 8:33 a.m.: From Twitter @TotalTrafficMKE: #Waukesha accident. shoulder blocked on I-94 WB at Hwy 18 #traffic bit.ly/mUXXL

Patch's commute map shows traffic moving well in most areas, except for a stretch of I-94 eastbound and US 45 northbound, south of 94.

UPDATED 8:26 a.m.: A recorded message at Advanced Disposal, which handles Brookfield trash collection, notes that all trash pickup today will take place as scheduled, though the snow could slow things down.

UPDATED 8:23 a.m.: From the Waukesha Patch Facebook pageKaren Scarpelli writes: "ummmm it took me about and hour and a half to get out of my parking spot just to park my van on the street for our lot to be plowed... the streets look fine for the most part but i'm keeping my daughter home..."

UPDATED 8:12 a.m.: From the Brookfield Patch Facebook page, another unhappy camper: "the buses are sliding around in Elm Grove," writes Shevonne Andersen. "One could barely make it up a small hill to cross Highland off of Hawthorne. Wondering how late the kids are going to be getting to school this morning.

Immanuel Lutheran School in Brookfield did close, but public schools are open.

UPDATED 8:02 a.m.: The decision to keep schools open in Waukesha County has did not sit well with some folks, based on comments to Patch Facebook pages.

In Menomonee Falls, Beth Indermuehle Yohnk wrote: "My kids texted me when they got to school and said even Menomonee and Appleton are icy. When they decide whether to close or not, do they take into account all the high schoolers that have to drive to school because they are not offered bus service?"

In Waukesha, Jamie Larson wrote: "They haven't (plowed our street) yet... looks like I better move to get those kids to school."

Wauwatosa and almost all Milwaukee County districts are closed today.

UPDATED 7:58 a.m.: From Twitter @TeamSobelman: KIDS SPECIAL for Snow Day 2013!! Kids 10 & under enjoy a free burger when dining w/parent at the Pub & Grill today form 11-3!

UPDATED 7:50 a.m.: From Twitter @TotalTrafficMKE: #Milwaukee accident. shoulder blocked on US-45 NB at Appleton Ave. 

UPDATED 7:26 a.m. Wednesday: Immanuel Lutheran School in Brookfield is closed, but most schools and businesses in Waukesha County are open today.

UPDATED 7:15 a.m. Wednesday: We Energies outage map shows a couple of outages just east of the Wauwatosa/Milwaukee border, affecting about 126 customers.

UPDATED 7:12 a.m. Wednesday: From Twitter @TotalTrafficMKE: #Milwaukee accident. left lane blocked on I-43 SB at Plainfield Curve #traffic 

UPDATED 7:01 a.m. Wednesday: Highway traffic has been relatively trouble-free, thanks to warmer temperatures. Check out Patch's commute map before you go.

UPDATED 6:11 a.m. Wednesday: From Twitter @TotalTrafficMKE: #Milwaukee accident blocking the ramp to 94 sb on I-43 EB at Mitchell Interchange #traffic 

UPDATED 6:09 a.m. Wednesday: WISN 12 News reports 6.5 inches of snow in Waukesha. The lakeshore areas are closer to a foot. Light snow continuing to fall.

UPDATED 5:56 a.m. Wednesday: Wauwatosa Schools closed today, reports WISN. Most Waukesha County school districts are OPEN today.

UPDATED 5:48 a.m. Wednesday: From Twitter @TotalTrafficMKE: #Muskego accident. shoulder blocked on I-43 NB at CR-Y #traffic bit.ly/mUXXL

UPDATED 9:35 p.m.: The snow began falling heavily in the west suburbs Tuesday afternoon, and is predicted to reach 6 inches or more by noon Wednesday, according to our partners at WISN 12 News.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Ozaukee, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties that is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Wauwatosa declared a snow emergency beginning at 11 p.m. Tuesday that will last until conditions allow it to be lifted. 

About 600 We Energies customers in Waukesha lost power Tuesday afternoon, including Moreland Medical Center.

As you begin your day Wednesday, see if schools or businesses are closed, then look at Patch's regional commute map for any hot spots of traffic trouble. 

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Do you have a photo from the storm? Upload it here. 




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