City of
Madison

District 16

Alder Denise DeMarb

Alder Denise DeMarb

Alder Denise DeMarb

Contact Information

Home Address:

6326 Maywick Drive #204
Madison , WI 53718

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder DeMarb’s Updates

Snow Emergency

December 11, 2016 3:17 PM


Snow Plowing Updates
by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent 
posted December 11, 2016 1:42 PM
Another snow emergency has been declared. The snow emergency will be in effect until 7am on Tuesday, December 13.

The Streets Division along with contractors will begin plowing all city streets starting around 9pm this evening when the snow has stopped. Currently, Streets Division crews are maintaining the city salt routes and will remain on the salt routes until switching to plowing operations around 9pm Sunday evening. Our combined plow force will be approximately 170 pieces of equipment. Even though this is a dry powdery snow, we have a lot of it. It will likely take the crews 10 to 12 hours, if not longer, to clear all residential streets curb to curb. 

Residents should be prepared for the possibility of snow in their driveway aprons due to the evening's plowing operations. When we plow back to the curb, snow naturally falls off the plow and into the cavity along the curb created by driveway aprons. While this snow will be easier to shovel than the last storm, we have more of it, and leftover chunks along the curb line from the heavy, dense snow last weekend may be pushed into driveway aprons. Residents are encouraged to be careful when clearing their driveways.

Since the Streets Division applied salt brine to critical thoroughfares before the storm and maintained all the salt routes throughout the storm, the main streets are in decent winter driving condition on Sunday, 12/11. Some slippery spots persist, especially in intersections. And slippery spots could be a factor for the Monday commute. Caution and patience are paramount to get you to your destination safely. Residential streets are slippery due to the volume of snow we received, and even after they are plowed, roadway users should remain alert and cautious. 

While residential streets are being cleared during the plowing operation later tonight, temporary windrows may impede access to side streets and bike lanes and paths until they can be cleared later.

For the Monday (12/12) morning, residents should plan on needing to get up a little earlier than usual to be sure they have enough time to clear their driveways before starting their safe and cautious commute to work. Keep in mind, residential plowing could still be ongoing, so give the plows plenty room to do their work safely. Everyone is encouraged to make good choices on their commute by driving slow and allowing for extra stopping distance.  

And finally, let us remember to remove our cars from the street tonight, or abide by alternate side parking if you must park on the street. This applies to everyone in the city of Madison. Following alternate side parking helps keep the roads open for everyone to use safely throughout the winter so our plows can clear one side of the street tonight, and then come back tomorrow nightand clear the other side. If you must park on the street tonight, park on the EVEN house numbered side of the street (so your car will be on the even side between the hours of 1am and 7am on 12/12) and then ODD numbered side tomorrow (so your vehicle is on the ODD side of the street between the hours of 1am and 7am on 12/13). 

Streets Division staff will continue to monitor road conditions and future updates will be sent if conditions merit.





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