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Snowmobile trails across much of southern Wisconsin closed

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - If you think snowmobiling conditions are perfect across Wisconsin, think again.

Travel Wisconsin.Com says trails are closed in most of the southern half of the state.  

In the northern half, most trails are good to excellent. Portage County lies in the middle -- and those trails are now closed. Officials said about 20 inches of snow have fallen in central Wisconsin this winter -- but most of it's been light and fluffy, and it doesn't last under the weight of high-powered sleds.

Many snowmobile clubs in Portage County are looking for another 4 to 6 inches. This time, they need it to be wet and heavy. They might not have to wait long.  

The National Weather Service has issued winter weather watches for central and southern Wisconsin. Two to six inches is predicted for the region Monday night and Tuesday.  

For now, temperatures are above freezing in most of Wisconsin -- and just below freezing in central areas where rain turned to ice on some roads in that area.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)