By Shereen Siewert

Marathon County is under a winter storm warning from Easter Sunday into Monday afternoon, as a storm expected to dump up to 14 inches of snow approaches the region.

The warning is in effect from 1 p.m. Sunday until 4 p.m. Monday. Heavy, wet snow and wind gusts of about 45 mph could result in downed trees and power lines, officials said, while travel will be difficult — or even impossible.

The snow will gradually end Monday afternoon, with winds subsiding by evening.

Total snow accumulations of 6 to 14 inches are possible, with the heaviest amounts in north central and far northeast Wisconsin. Winds will be heaviest on Monday.

The heaviest snow is expected to fall late Sunday afternoon and Sunday night, with snowfall rates of an inch an hour expected at times.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for Wisconsin can be obtained by calling 511.