President Gives Wisconsin Money for Feb. 5-Feb.6 Snowfall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- President Bush has decided to give Wisconsin money to help pay for measures taken during record or near-record snowfall at the beginning of last month.

Wisconsin Emergency Management spokeswoman Lori Getter says this is only the third time the state will receive federal money for snowfall.

It is to go to Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Rock, Walworth, and Washington counties.

The governor's office says those counties got more than a foot of snow on February 5 and 6.

The National Guard responded to a massive backup on Interstate 39-90 between Madison and Janesville.

Getter expects the counties to start receiving the funds next month.

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