Snow totals surpass 30 inches in Shawano County

Joleen Barnes shovels snow in Middle Village on April 16, 2018. (Photo credit: WLUK)

MIDDLE VILLAGE, Wis. (WLUK) -- The final snow totals from Blizzard Evelyn are showing us that Shawano County was among the hardest hit areas in Northeast Wisconsin.

Middle Village, on the Shawano-Menominee County line, joined a handful of communities in reporting more than 30 inches of snow.

“This is the biggest storm I've seen. I'm 64 now,” said Rose Schanandore of Middle Village. “Since I was probably 9 years old, I haven't seen banks like this since.”

Banks of snow that kept people busy throughout Monday.

“There's actually two mailboxes underneath this pile we were actually trying to get to,” said Joleen Barnes of Suring. “We don't know if they got knocked over or if they're still standing. We're having a hard time finding them.”

Joleen and Jesse Barnes own J&J All Around Service. The couple spent the day touring Shawano County.

“I'm one to stay indoors, but when there is snow to be removed and relatives and elders that need to be shoveled out and obviously plowed, we take it upon ourselves to get it done,” said Jesse Barnes.

Although more than 2 1/2 feet of snow is too much for most, others are finding some benefit in the somewhat surprising spring snow.

“The creators sure fooled us and gave us what we needed, a lot of snow for our plants, animals, everything,” said Schanandore.

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