Gov. Scott Walker declares State of Emergency ahead of winter storm

By KBJR News 1

Gov. Scott Walker declares State of Emergency ahead of winter storm

February 19, 2014 Updated Feb 19, 2014 at 9:31 PM CST

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Governor Scott Walker has issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency in preparation for the winter storm expected to impact Wisconsin on Thursday, February 20.

Heavy snowfall, freezing rain, and strong winds are expected, and some areas of west central and northwest Wisconsin could receive more than 12 inches of snow.

The executive order will ready Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin National Guard, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

“This executive order ensures we are prepared for this potentially dangerous winter storm which is expected to bring heavy snow and ice,” Governor Walker said. “We don’t want to leave anything to chance when it comes to the safety of Wisconsin citizens.”

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