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Several Wisconsin courts shut down over weather (UPDATE)

Robert Delgado, with the Milwaukee Public Library, shovels in front of the Milwaukee Public Library in Milwaukee on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Heavy snow and gusting winds created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses as forecasters warn that dangerously cold weather is right behind the snowstorm. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Robert Delgado shovels in front of the Milwaukee Public Library on Monday. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Courts in several Wisconsin counties were closed on Monday because of a winter-storm warning.

As much as 14 inches of snow were expected to fall on parts of Wisconsin on Monday, accompanied by strong winds off Lake Michigan, which would produce whiteout conditions on roadways.

Forecasters say the snow will be followed by dangerous cold on Wednesday; wind chills are expected to make it feel as if it were between 25 and 50 degrees below zero.

Courthouses in Dane, Jefferson, Sheboygan, Waukesha, Columbia, Washington, Rock, Ozaukee, Racine, Dodge, Marquette and Pepin counties were all closed on Monday, according to the Wisconsin Court System website. The Green Lake County Courthouse closed at noon Monday.

The Milwaukee County Courthouse Complex and Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center were also closed.

The Milwaukee County sheriff’s sales originally scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday in room B-12 (Level G) of the Safety Building, 821 W. State St., Milwaukee, were pushed back to Feb. 4.

Also, other courts announced closures for later in the week. The Vernon County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The Outagamie Courthouse will be closed on Wednesday.

The Associated Press also contributed to this report.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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