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Snow shovels in vogue after 3 storms in 5 days

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Snow shovels in vogue after 3 storms in 5 days
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If you're still looking for that perfect Christmas gift, try a snow shovel.

Most of Wisconsin has had three snowstorms in the last five days.


We're expecting another one today, with 3-5 inches in the southern half of the state, 2-4 in the northeast, and another inch or so in north central areas.

Tuesday, much of the Badger State had around 3-5 inches of fluffy snow which made the roads especially greasy.

Two people were killed in snow-related crashes.

In Outagamie County, a 42-year-old Green Bay man died Tuesday morning after his SUV collided head-on with another vehicle in Shiocton on Highway 54.

And in Manitowoc County, 47-year-old Lyle Grall of Reedsville was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 10 near Cato.

Officials said Grall's pick-up truck lost control and hit an oncoming pick-up. Highway 10 was closed in that area for much of the afternoon.

In Brown County, authorities are still trying to get to the bottom of a 15-car pile-up that injured 10 people, none seriously. It happened north of Green Bay Tuesday morning on the Highway 41 expressway.

Taking the train or a plane has been no picnic, either. Amtrak's Empire Builder across southern Wisconsin reported major delays Tuesday.

In addition, there were numerous flight cancellations and delays at Milwaukee's Mitchell International airport but most were incoming flights that had bad weather elsewhere.