Winter Storm Dan leaves Shawano residents digging out

Winter Storm Dan begins to cover the ground with snow in downtown Shawano April 3, 2018. (WLUK/Eric Peterson)

SHAWANO (WLUK) -- Winter Storm Dan had an impact across Northeast Wisconsin.

Once the snow arrived, in some places, it piled up quickly.

On Shawano's west side, the storm paid Amy Davids a somewhat unwanted visit, Tuesday morning. She could only shake her head.

"Honestly, I can't believe this is happening. I mean, usually you get, I thought last week was our last good storm, I can't believe this," said Amy Davids, Shawano.

Schools were closed, so Davids had some help from her son.

"They're excited for the school day. And I'm sitting here thinking no, because here we go again," she said.

Not far away, Alex Hoffman had the day off from school as well.

"We were supposed to actually have a baseball game today. And we were getting ready for that. But as you can see, that put a damper on things," said Alex Hoffman, Shawano.

Instead, Hoffman spent the morning plowing snow.

"As it's progressing, it's getting a little wetter. It's warming up a little bit right now actually. And as you can see by the slush underneath, it's making things slippery and getting heavy," he said.

"It's terrible. Miserable. Windy. Snowing. Wet. Real wet snow. Hard to move," said Lee Ebel, Business Owner.

Snow coated the streets and sidewalks downtown. Ebel says he may have to shovel again.

"Oh, I'm sure I'm going to have to do it a couple times today yet. The more you shovel, the less you have to shovel at one time," he said.

But it wasn't all work. At the Shawano Dam, the Wolf River provided a scenic backdrop for what Winter Storm Dan had to offer.

But scenery aside, Amy Davids says winter is over, and she's ready for spring.

"It's really long, tiring. Hopefully it just gets better at some point. Hopefully this is the last good storm, and then we're done. I want some green grass," she said.

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