MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency across southern Wisconsin ahead of a major snow storm.

The executive order authorizes state agencies to assist counties in the region respond and recover from the storm. It also activates the Wisconsin National Guard to help civil authorities.

Walker also issued another order on Tuesday ordered state offices and University of Wisconsin System campuses across southern Wisconsin to close to the public.

State employees can use their discretion in deciding whether to come to work. UW System students will still be permitted to attend class, unless individual campuses cancel courses.

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Comments (4)
  1. Wendell in Mpls says:

    Can’t wait to read tomorrow how many idiots need to be rescued from their own carelessness and stupidity. Just hope no one dies from moronic behavior

  2. KracktKrock says:

    doubt this will slow down the bar business anywhere it actually hits. as they say – a fool is a fool is a drunk.

  3. to whatever she brings says:

    I see bars full up, liquer stores are near empty and the parking lots are mostly MN license plates. You go dry o’er there?
    The Gayest State is now the Driest State too? lol
    Go Minnesota Go 🙂

  4. Tom Meoff says:

    be happy the purple mutss failed miserably or you’d have to set up cots for the Minnie drunks until Monday.

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