Driving in it: FOX6 News gives you a motorist's perspective of the icy, snowy roads

WALWORTH COUNTY -- Where the snow fell in southeast Wisconsin, it was slower going for drivers on Monday morning, Nov. 26, after the first big storm of the season. The heaviest snow fell closet to the Illinois border.

FOX6's Evan Peterson and Photojournalist Jeff Frings noticed Monday morning many of the roadways were clear of the snowpack, but there was an icy layer underneath. Also, intersections where snow was plowed still had ridges of snow that was impacting drivers, who were urged to use caution throughout the morning.

Classes were canceled at dozens of schools in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties because of the dangerous travel conditions.

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The snowstorm also left about 5,000 We Energies customers without power Monday morning, with most of those outages in Pleasant Prairie.

While the far southeastern corner of the state was dealing with blowing and drifting snow, counties just to the north had no snow. But south of Wisconsin, up to a foot of snow was expected in Chicago, including wind gusts of up to 50 mph (80 kph). Hundreds of air travelers trying to make it home after Thanksgiving were dealing with canceled flights.