December 9, 2009 1:51 PM
This will be my last blog today on the snowstorm. Please keep these things in mind:
- City government will be back in full swing tomorrow.
- Madison Metro bus service will be on its usual schedule tomorrow, but please expect some delays.
- The streets for morning rush hour should be passable, but please be patient and give yourself some more time to get to your destination. The streets will certainly be slippery, and blowing and drifting snow will likely cause some problems.
- You have until 8:00a.m. on Friday to get your sidewalk cleared, but please get it done as soon as you can.
- A snow emergency has been declared. Park on the even side of the street tonight or in your driveway if you can. If you live downtown, the city parking ramps are available for you between the hours of 9:00p.m. and 7:00a.m. In order to clear the narrow isthmus streets, it's really important to get your car off the street.
- Refuse and recycling are back on their regular schedules, but if Wednesday was your day, hold your refuse for next week Wednesday but get your recycling to the curb tomorrow.
- Please consider helping your neighbors who might have difficulty clearing their sidewalks or their driveways. You can volunteer in that effort by contacting:
Madison Senior Center 266-6581
Area Agency on Aging 261-9930
East Madison/Monona Senior Coalition 233-3100
North /Eastside Senior Coalition 243-5252
South Madison Coalition 251-8405
West Madison Senior Coalition 238-7368
Finally, my thanks to everyone in the EOC, especially Streets Superintendent Al Schumacher. His crews have done an amazing job fighting the toughest storm since 1991.
It will take us another 48 hours or so to finish cleaning up after this storm, but let's enjoy winter in Wisconsin. City parks ski trails will be open soon and skating rinks should be open by December 19th. For more on winter activities, visit our website's winter page: www.cityofmadison.com/winter.