Massive pileup on I-39/90 following snow

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Heavy snow was expected to hit the Milwaukee area Saturday afternoon.

Slick, wintry conditions resulted in a massive, 85-vehicle pileup on I-39/I-90 near Janesville on Friday, with more snow expected over the weekend.

Heavy snow was expected to hit the Milwaukee area Saturday afternoon. Snowfall rates of one-quarter to one-half inch per hour were forecast for the area, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS bulletin Saturday said visibility would be reduced to one-half mile or less in the heavier snow bands, and snow-covered and slippery driving conditions were expected. “Slow down if driving into this afternoon,” it said.

The forecast of moderate to heavy snow resulted in a winter storm warning from noon Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth and Rock counties. About 6 to 10 inches of snow was expected in that area.

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