SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -

A spring snowstorm dropped nearly a foot and a half of new snow in some northwestern Wisconsin communities.

The National Weather Service recorded 17.8 inches of snow near Superior and 17 inches near Ashland on Friday. Snow totals around a foot were common along Lake Superior.

Ashland, Bayfield, Birchwood, Hayward and Hurley were among the school districts choosing to cancel classes Friday.

Xcel Energy says about 9,400 of its customers lost power for part of the day in western Wisconsin. Around 8 to 9 inches fell in Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley.