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By Shereen Siewert

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is advising motorists to avoid a stretch of Hwy. 29 from Abbotsford to just west of Green Bay, and a portion of Hwy. 51 from Wausau to Merrill as a winter storm continues wreaking havoc in our area.

Hwy. 45 from Clintonville to Eagle River is also hazardous, according to the 511 Wisconsin map.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for much of central and northern Wisconsin including Marathon County until 3 p.m. Sunday, as additional snow continues to move through the area.

Expect widespread snow across the area this morning, tapering off during the afternoon. Gusty winds between 25 and 40 mph will complicate travel with blowing and drifting of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Green Bay.

The gusty winds could also result in the breakage of trees that become covered in wet snow, which may result in some power outages.

If you travel during the storm, be sure to take a flashlight, food, and water with you in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.