Residents dig out from storm
More than 2 feet of snow fell throughout Waupaca County between Friday, April 13, and Monday, April 16.
On Saturday afternoon, the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office declared a snow emergency and advised everyone to stay off the roads.
A tow ban remained in effect until Monday.
Several businesses shut down over the weekend due to the storm, including Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly supermarket, which closed at noon Sunday and did not re-open until 10 a.m. Monday.
On Monday, as snow plows continued clearing the roads, area schools closed.
The previous week, Waupaca School Board had added a day to the academic calendar to compensate for lost days due to prior closings this winter.
In Waupaca, city hall, the library, the courthouse and Fox Valley Technical College were closed on Monday.
Gusmer Enterprises closed for the second and third shifts Sunday and the first shift on Monday, while Waupaca Foundry delayed production by 24 hours.
More snow is expected in the area on Wednesday, April 18.