Winter Storm Evelyn now a blizzard; wreaks havoc on roads

Winter Warnings (WLUK image)

(WLUK) -- A Blizzard Warning is in effect for Brown, Outagamie, Door, Kewaunee, Oconto and Marinette Counties with a Winter Storm Warning in effect elsewhere. These warnings continue until midnight tonight.

Heavy snow, very strong winds, significant blowing and drifting, low visibility, and terrible road conditions remain likely through tonight.

This will be one of the largest snowstorms on record in Green Bay. This is a serious, significant, dangerous storm and travel should be avoided.

Winter Storm Evelyn was upgraded to a blizzard Saturday evening.

FOX 11 chief meteorologist Patrick Powell says this is the snowiest April, on record, for Northeast Wisconsin.

Additional snowfall around the area will exceed 12 inches for most and some locations will be close to 18 additional inches.

Winds continue strong from the northeast at 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50. The consistent NE winds have also led to Lakeshore Flood Warnings along the Bay and the northern Lakeshore.

Travel is extremely dangerous, with the state listing many Northeast Wisconsin highways as snow-covered or ice-covered. Outagamie County has instituted a tow ban on I-41 and Hwy. 441. The Brown County Sheriff's Office has asked people to avoid all unnecessary travel as vehicles are becoming stuck in roadways and emergency services are plugging the roadways and preventing plows form doing their job.

The weather has also caused damage in some areas.

Many ACT exams have been canceled or postponed. You can find the list here along with instructions for making up the test. In Green Bay, all school activities have been canceled. Proms at East, Preble and Southwest are postponed, and makeup dates will be announced next week. Bay Port High School also postponed its prom.

In additon to events being canceled, business are also closed across Northeast Wisconsin. It's a good idea to call ahead to see if your event is still on or your destination is open.

Track the storm with our live interactive radar. You can also use the FOX 11 Weather App on your smartphone or tablet to receive alerts and track the weather wherever you are.

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Join in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #WSEvelyn.

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