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At least one person killed during icy Monday morning in Marathon County

MARATHON COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - At least one traffic death in Wisconsin is being blamed on Monday's light snow and falling temperatures. 

Marathon County authorities said a 55-year-old Spencer woman died after her car collided with a school bus on Highway 13 in Spencer. The woman died at the scene. 

The bus driver was taken to a Marshfield hospital for treatment. Deputies continue to investigate.  

Marathon County officers handled 32 crashes Monday, all blamed on early morning icing. 

Dan Raczkowski of the county highway department said the sudden temperature drop surprised everybody -- and it created black ice on the roads that was hard for drivers to see. 

Much of Wisconsin saw its first measurable snow of the season Monday. It was less than an inch in most of the state, but folks in the far north got up to two-and-a-half more inches on top of earlier light snows.  

It's much colder Tuesday morning than Monday. It was only 6-above at 6 a.m. at Siren in northwest Wisconsin. Rhinelander had 9 degrees. It was in the teens and 20's elsewhere in the state. 

Some lingering flurries are in Tuesday's forecast, with highs in the 20's and 30's statewide.  A warm up is predicted for Wednesday, with highs in the 30's and 40's expected.

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