March 4-5, 1976 – Madison, WI
Southeastern Wisconsin was pelted by ice. According to the National Weather Service, ice
accumulations of up to five inches.
Live power lines fell to the ground and trees came crashing down because of the weight of the ice,
wind gusts reached 60 mph.
Some 600,000 homes lost power, some up to five days. Twenty-three of the city's 27 water pumping
stations were shut down.
Caused $50.4 million of damage. And a most rare of occurrence took place: The UW-Madison canceled