The Heat Is Online

April Snow Leaves 100,000 in Midwest Without Power

Wisc., Minn. Snows Lead to Deaths

The Associated Press, April 29, 2002

A late April snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches over Wisconsin and Minnesota, knocking out power to thousands of homes and contributing to several fatal traffic accidents.

At least four deaths were blamed on snowy roads in Minnesota, including a 17-year-old boy who was killed when the car he was driving to his prom slid into a ditch and overturned.

At the height of the weekend storms, some 57,000 electricity customers in Minnesota and some 40,000 customers in Wisconsin lost power.

The most snow fell in the northeast Wisconsin town of Elcho, which received 20 inches as the 140-student Elcho High School celebrated its prom Saturday night.