Snow replaces bitter cold

Afternoon snowfall blankets Northeast Wisconsin.
Afternoon snowfall blankets Northeast Wisconsin.

DE PERE – Goodbye below-zero wind chills, hello several inches of snow. It fell late Thursday morning and afternoon.

Not long after the snow started to fall and pile up, some people in De Pere were quickly working to get rid of it, like Rick Coenen.

“I like the cold,” said Coenen as he shoveled the sidewalk outside Gevers barbershop in west De Pere.

Coenen, who was waiting for his turn in the barber chair, decided to do the shop a favor. But don’t think he was thanking Mother Nature.

“[In the cold] you don't have to shovel, you can keep your cars halfway clean – and snow…it's a pain in the butt."

However, others say they welcome the white stuff – as well as the nearly 30 degree temperature swing.

"At least you don't walk outside and everything freezes,” said Nicole Hecimovich. “At least it's dusty, so that's a plus."

The Wisconsin State Patrol is expecting to see a lot of crashes with slick conditions from the snow dusting the roads. If you do go off the road, police say to stay in your vehicle until help arrives – unless you're in harm's way.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office issued a tow ban for all county roads outside of Green Bay.