Icy road conditions have lead to closures at all three school districts in Price County. There are no classes or after school activities for Phillips, Chequamegon, or Prentice schools for Monday, Feb. 4. Butternut schools are also closed.
The National Weather Service out of Duluth has issued an ice storm warning until 3 p.m. Monday. Snow and freezing rain are expected to continue, with significant ice accumulation from freezing rain expected in Price and Iron counties.
According to the Weather Service, significant icing, from one tenth to three tenths of an inch is expected with additional snowfall up to one inch also possible.
“Plan on icy road conditions on untreated roadways that will make the morning commute very difficult if not dangerous and impossible. There could be power outages from the ice accumulation on power lines,” according to the Weather Service.
Road conditions reported on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s road conditions website showed Highway 13 as “ice covered” from Park Falls to Marshfield as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Highway 70 from Oxbo to Minocqua was listed as “travel not advised.” Highway 8 was listed as “ice covered” over all of Price County, and listed as “travel not advised” from Tripoli east to Goodman.
The Wednesday closure is the third day of canceled classes in less than a week for Chequamegon and Phillips schools.