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15 inches of snow in Midwest. Last blast of winter?

Associated Press

Prairie du Chien, Wis. — Spring came crashing down on winter weary residents in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa with more than a foot of new snow in some areas.

Schools in southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota canceled classes Monday as snowplows hit the highways and streets and the locals fired up their snow blowers or brought out their shovels for another round of winter like weather.

The National Weather Service measured 15 inches of snow in the Grant County, Wisconsin community of Fennimore and 13 inches in neighboring Crawford County. Decorah, Iowa was dealing with 11½ inches of snow while 10 inches fell in Rochester, Minnesota. A sprinkling of snow disrupted rush hour traffic in Chicago.

The accumulating snow stands in contrast to a week ago when temperatures hit the 70s in some spots.