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More courts closed Tuesday, Wednesday (UPDATE)

With subzero temperatures setting in, courts in some Wisconsin counties are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Courthouses in Vernon and Washburn counties will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Wisconsin Court System website. And the courthouses in Brown, Calumet, Clark, Forest, Marquette and Waupaca counties will be closed on Wednesday. Courthouses in Dane, Waukesha, Outagamie and Milwaukee counties will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday.

Forecasters warned that extreme cold would follow Monday’s snowstorm. Subzero temperatures began to settle in on Tuesday, but Wednesday is expected to be the worst.

The possibly record-breaking low temperature forecast in Milwaukee is negative 28 degrees, with a wind chill as low as negative 50. The current record of minus 26 degrees was set in 1996.

On Monday, courthouses in 13 counties, including Milwaukee and Dane, were closed, and the Green Lake County Courthouse closed at noon.

Milwaukee County sheriff’s sales were also cancelled and moved to Feb. 4.

In Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court announced Tuesday that criminal cases are being rescheduled as follows:

  • Parties whose criminal cases were scheduled for Monday are to report to the same branch on Feb. 4 for rescheduling.
  • Parties whose criminal cases were scheduled for Wednesday are to report to the same branch on Feb. 6. for rescheduling.
  • Parties whose criminal cases were scheduled for Thursday are to report to the same branch on Feb. 7. for rescheduling.

Any attorney or litigant may also contact the court directly for rescheduling.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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