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IRONWOOD - A heavy blanket of snow hit the Northwoods last week, as temperatures dropped below freezing for several days and lake effect snow fell.

The snow began falling heavily on Thursday, continuing into the weekend, with area schools closing on Friday due to the weather.

According to the National Weather Service, 19.8 inches of snow fell in Ironwood in the 24-hour period ending Friday at 7 a.m. Another 5.0 inches fell through Saturday at 7 a.m., followed by 2.1 inches through Sunday at 7 a.m.

For the season, there has been 48.0 inches of snow offici...