December 10, 2009 5:36 PM
Streets Superintendent Al Schumacher tells me this week's storm was the largest one we've seen in almost two decades. Because of that, crews are still hard at work clearing city streets.
As cleanup continues through the night, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- A snow emergency has been declared again for tonight. That means you'll need to park on the odd side of the street.
- Continue to plan for delays. Because of the cold temperatures, we aren't able to use salt to help clear our main arterials, adding time to your Metro commute or drive to work. If temperatures creep up enough tomorrow, we'll be able to use salt again, but until then, it's all sand all the time.
- Building Inspection will begin enforcing clearing of sidewalks tomorrow morning at 8:00am. Make sure your sidewalk is clean, and if you are able, help your neighbors that might need assistance by contacting one of the agencies below.
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, I know that today's commutes have been slow going. I know because I've experienced them myself. We appreciate your patience as we work through this. With warmer temperatures and more sun on the way, things should improve by the weekend.