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Former City of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz

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Be Careful Out There

January 31, 2011 2:25 PM

It looks like we'll get our biggest snow storm of the season and maybe the biggest in a few years between now and Wednesday. Latest forecasts are calling for four to six inches from now into tomorrow morning and another six to eight inches Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday with high winds in the mix.

So, the city is hard at work preparing for a busy week of snow cleanup efforts. Crews are already salting and plowing our 30 main arterial routes, connector streets and streets around hospitals and schools. Those trucks will continue to plow and salt those main streets throughout both storms. And, the Streets Division will be plowing residential streets twice through the course of these storms.

But with a storm of this size and intensity, we'll also need to ask for patience. Expect commutes to be slow over the next few days and allow yourself more time.

And, stay up to date on the latest conditions. By visiting https://my.cityofmadison.com/, you can sign up for:
• Email updates from Streets Superintendent Al Schumacher about the city's cleanup efforts and the latest conditions
• Text or email alerts for parking regulations
• Text or email alerts for Madison Metro

And, for the fun stuff, you can sign up for updates on cross country skiing and skating in our parks at http://www.cityofmadison.com/winter.

Expect difficult travel conditions probably through Thursday as our crews work around the clock to clean up after the storm. Between our own city trucks and our contractors you can expect 175 plows out on our 769 miles of city streets.



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