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Snow Emergency Through Tuesday

February 17, 2019 6:15 PM

Snow Plowing Updates

by Charlie Romines, Streets Superintendent

posted February 17, 2019 10:26 AM

When the snow started this morning, the Streets Division got rolling. Thirty-four plow trucks have been on the roads since 5:00 a.m, plowing and treating the streets. Thirty-two of these plow trucks are loaded with salt and are circling the designated salt routes, which are the main thoroughfares of Madison. The remaining two are loaded with sand for the neighborhood streets that need material for safe travel but do not meet the criteria to be salt routes. Crews will be on these routes throughout the course of the storm.

All roadway users should expect to encounter snowy roads today on residential areas and main thoroughfares. This storm will likely continue through most of the day and cover over work performed by plow truck. As you travel through the city today, remember to be slow, patient, and alert as conditions will likely be slippery.

While parking your vehicles on the street, please make good choices. Many neighborhood streets are narrow due to the piles of snow along the curb. Parking a vehicle across from a previously parked one can create a narrower passageway for traffic - and the gap between vehicles may be so small that emergency vehicles, trash & recycling trucks, and plow trucks can't pass through. Please remember to be mindful when parking. Follow all parking restrictions and please choose off-street parking options when possible.

As a reminder, the Streets Division does not plow all Madison streets until the storm is at or near its end and three or more inches of snow have accumulated on the roads.

Streets Division staff will continue to monitor the weather and the roads. If a citywide plowing or another adjustment to our operations becomes necessary, another update will be provided.

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