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LA CROSSE (WKBT) – You probably use salt to melt ice on slippery sidewalks, but there’s more to it.

Using too much salt can age roadways and sidewalks as well as damage rivers, lakes and drinking water.

To prevent that damage, the City of La Crosse is launching its Salt Smart initiative for Salt Awareness Week.

They advise anyone who uses salt to focus on removing snow, then right-sizing salt use when you have to.

You can learn more about how to be salt-smart in live streams every day this week.

Those will be held in the afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Forecast Update

Morning Snow Showers. Very Cold Air Coming

January 27, 2023 @ 7:16 am

Clipper System Bringing Snow & Cold

Plan my day

Today
32°F
Cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the upper single digits.
Tonight
12°F
Variable cloudiness, breezy, and cold. Wind: W/NW 10-20 MPH diminishing overnight
Tomorrow
18°F
Snow showers. Highs in the low teens and lows in the low single digits.