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Springtime blizzard buries northeast Wisconsin's hopes of warmth

Most snow Green Bay has ever seen in April.

GREEN BAY, Wis. - You have to figure that in mid-April, most people would expect sunshine or warmer weather, but no--not the case.

"So much for spring," said Alejandra De Jesus, a resident of Green Bay. "I mean, come on--it's April and it's snowing and then it's going to go through Monday. That's just too much. It's ridiculous."

"It's supposed to be getting kind of nicer out, but basically, we're just getting second winter after second winter," said Grant Vakselis, moments after firing up his snowblower yet again.

It just will not stop. Mother nature has her claws firmly rooted in winter, refusing to let the page turn over to spring.

"I couldn't even get out of my own driveway," said Vakselis. "I literally couldn't even get to the streets leading up to my house."

If you were thinking about filing your snow boots away, keep dreaming.
Even the geese at Green Bay's metro boat launch were trying to shoo these temperatures away.
And the usual equipment answered the call... once more.

"It'd take me backing up and going forward five or ten times just to get a few feet into the snow because every time, I'd just get stalled with the snowblower," said Vakselis. "It can't handle all that packy snow."

The situation became more frustrating with every street corner.

"This is actually my husband's car, he had to take my truck because we got stuck last night," said De Jesus. "We couldn't get out."

She says that was the last time she lets that car get parked on the street.

"No more snow," she said. "I'm done. I'm ready for summer."

There are currently flood and blizzard warnings in the Green Bay area.


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