Over a Foot of Snow Hits Wisconsin

Posted at: 05/02/2013 6:26 PM
Updated at: 05/02/2013 7:23 PM
By: Travis Dill

The May snowstorm missed much of the Northland, but 16 inches of heavy, wet snow fell in Ashland.

Residents were not happy that May was beginning with over a foot of snow.

“It's cold and wet. I just want it to go away,” Danielle Jareck said. “I'm going to move. Yeah, I'm going to move to Florida.”

And the dumping of snow was worse when they compared it to what they were doing last year.

“Last year in May I was fishing and doing whatever. It was nice and 75 degrees and warm,” Matt Mackey said.

The storm made everything look and feel more like December. The City of Ashland even declared a snow emergency so they could get the roads plowed.

Anthony Ditz said he got called into work because someone couldn't get through the snow. He said being at the local gas station was actually a blessing.

“Well, I'd rather be here, I guess, then at home shoveling. I'll put it that way,” Ditz said.

The snow was frustrating many in Ashland, but Ditz said he wasn't going to let it bother him.

“How does it feel? Like I say, mother nature deals, and we just have to put up with it,” Dietz said.

Department of Transportation officials said conditions on the highways were improving Thursday afternoon, but the snow did affect about a dozen schools in the area.