Icy conditions close schools across the region Wednesday
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon today across the Northwoods.
The National Weather Service predicts about a quarter-inch of ice accumulation across Vilas, Oneida, Forest and Florence counties. Up to an inch of ice accumulation is possible in Ontonagon, Gogebic, Iron and Dickinson counties.
Precipitation will change to rain by midday today as the temperature rises, but that will transition back to snow Wednesday evening and continue through Thursday morning.
As of 7:00 a.m. road conditions on most highways are reported as ice covered or slippery stretches. You can check the latest road conditions at 511WI.
So far, no widespread power outages have been reported with this storm.
Because of the weather, the following schools in the Northwoods are closed Wednesday:
Arbor Vitae Woodruff
Gogebic Community College
Immanuel Lutheran School – Medford
Lac du Flambeau
Lakeland Union High School
Laona School District
Medford School District
Merrill School District
Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk School District
North Country Montessori
North Lakeland School District
Northland Lutheran High School
Phelps School District
School District of Rhinelander
Three Lakes School District
Trinity Lutheran School Minocqua
Wabeno School District
Wausau Public Schools
White Lake School District
Zion Lutheran School (Rhinelander)
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry office is also closed today and distribution has been cancelled due to weather.