At least 20 vehicles have been involved in a multi-vehicle pileup that has closed part of Interstate 39 in Wisconsin.
Travel was hazardous in the region as a snow storm continued late Tuesday afternoon.
The crash was reported about 2 p.m. CST and closed all northbound lanes of I-39/U.S. 51 northbound at County Road C near Knowlton, Wis., in Marathon County, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said on its website.
There was a quarter-of-a-mile visibility and snow at the time of the crashes, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Frank Strait said.
"The snow is starting to wind down there but it will snow there for the next two to three hours," Strait said.
A spokesman at the Marathon County Sheriff's Department said no one was immediately available about the incident because the department was very busy handling calls.
The transportation department issued a travel alert in northwest Wisconsin due to hazardous road conditions.
U.S. 51 and Wisconsin 39 were also closed because of crashes, the Wisconsin DOT said.
Up to 11 inches of snow had been reported by Tuesday evening in the region, the National Weather Service said. A 9-inch snowfall in Eau Claire, Wis., set a new record for Jan. 14, breaking the 7-inch snow recorded there in 1930.
Rain will return across much of the eastern U.S. to begin the last month of 2015.
Snow will linger across parts of the northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as December begins.
After the brief shot of chilly air this past weekend, the month of December will start out mild across the Northeast.
December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store this week.
The reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final day of November.
Tens of thousands will gather in rainy and mild conditions at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, for the 83rd annual Christmas tree lighting.
Snow fell for 5 minutes in South Florida in the Ft. Myers area.
Eastern Maine (1964)
Down east blizzard 12-18" snow, accompanied by 60 mph winds; 8' drifts. Record snow from Detroit to Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, PA 8.5" snow, most for date Akron-Canton, OH 24" snowstorm Dec. 1-2 - biggest snowstorm on record Detroit, MI Record 19.2" snow paralyzed city.
Ohio, Ontario (1996)
A line of severe thunder storms moved across the state. In Cleveland, OH there was a 60 mph wind gust. An 18-foot tractor trailer was blown over on I-77 in Richfield, OH. In Guelph, ON a wind gust lifted the roof of a gym, where a church group was playing basketball. Residents of one neighborhood saw a car spinning on its grill like a top.