UPDATED: Winter Storm Information and Resources

Here's everything you need to know about the snow storm that started in the area on Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATED 12:25 p.m.: From the National Weather Service, Cedarburg had 9 inches of snow and Sheboygan had 14.5. 

UPDATED 12:23 p.m.: Were you supposed to pick someone up from the airport today? Many of the flights at Mitchell International are arriving and leaving on time, but there are some delays and cancellations. If you're planning to travel today (or need to get someone to or from the airport), check arriving flight status and departure status before you drive over. Then make sure you're planning extra travel time. Roads are slippery.

UPDATED 12:14 p.m.: Despite originally starting garbage pickup routes, pickup has ended today because of the weather, according to Port Administrative Assistant Judy Klumb. If you're garbage and recycling was not collected Wednesday and it normally is, it will be picked up on Thursday.

Also, check out Patch's roundup of open and closed busineses on Wednesday.

UPDATED 10:24 a.m.: According to the Smith Brothers Facebook page, the coffee house will be closed today. "We are closed today due to the severe winter weather," the business wrote.

UPDATED 8:38 a.m.: Garbage pickup will go on as scheduled, as noted on the City of Port Washington's Facebook page: "YES! THERE IS GARBAGE AND RECYCLING PICKUP IN THE CITY OF PORT WASHINGTON TODAY! FEBRUARY 27, 2013 PLEASE DO NOT PUT CARTS IN THE STREET-WE ARE PLOWING THE STREETS. THANK YOU."

UPDATED 8:16 a.m.: City plow crews have been battling what turned out to be "a lot more snow than aniticipated," since about 7 p.m. Tuesday, Port Washington Street Commissioner Dave Ewig said.

"We have gone through and plowed all the sides streets with only a few remaining … but as it continues to snow (the roads) continue to be snow covered and slippery," he said. A partial crew was out on the roads overnight, between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., and full crew of fourteen have been working since 3 a.m.

"Much more snow than we anticipated, we expected to see maybe 4 inches (when we woke up this morning)," he said, adding that he pins Port as one of the communities that saw 11 inches from the storm that continues to drop snow.

UPDATED 7:43 a.m.: From the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA Facebook page: "Our Dunwood, John C. Cudahy and Northside Child Care Centers are closed today due to inclement weather. All of our wellness centers remain open with regular hours. We know a little snow can't keep our members from getting in a workout. We'll keep you posted if anything changes."

UPDATED 7:20 a.m.: From the Port Washington-Saukville Patch Facebook page, Brandi Seltrecht writes: Seems to be 8" +, but the plow went through and put 4ft at the end of my driveway.

UPDATED 6:17 a.m.: Most major highways are reasonably clear if you plan to travel to the city. It's getting out of the city that will be an issue; many lakeshore communities are close to a foot of snow.

UPDATED 5:44 a.m. Wednesday: Port Washington-Saukville Schools are closed today due to snow.

UPDATED 10:30 p.m. Tuesday: The snow began falling heavily in Port Washington and Saukville on Tuesday afternoon, and the east-to-west flow of the storm off the lake is spiking possible snow totals, according to our partners at WISN 12 News.

WISN's 10 p.m. forecast suggested an additional 7-1/2 inches of snow could fall overnight, on top of what was already on the ground. Strong winds tossed Lake Michigan waters and will complicate matters Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Ozaukee, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties that is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

As you begin your day Wednesday, see if schools or businesses are closed, then look at Patch's regional commute map for any hot spots of traffic trouble. 

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Do you have a photo from the storm? Upload it here. 


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