MADISON'S PENDING BLIZZARD

December 8, 2009

Chief Wray Encourages Citizens To Take Storm Seriously

Madison Police Chief Noble Wray is encouraging residents to take very seriously the blizzard warning now issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Currently, this warning will be in effect until midnight Wednesday. During blizzard conditions Chief Wray would encourage those who can, to stay home. Road conditions are expected to further deteriorate this evening heavy snowfall is expected. The NWS is calling for around a foot of snow in most areas, followed by strong winds and falling temperatures. Travel conditions are expected to remain poor through Wednesday, with blowing and drifting snow. The NWS is indicating whiteout conditions will be likely making travel extremely dangerous. The best advise is to not travel, and if you must, make sure to have a winter survival kit in your vehicle in case you get stranded. Due to the deteriorating conditions the Madison Police Department will be responding only to injury and blockage crashes until the blizzard is over, and road conditions improve. This will allow officers to get to emergencies, but they will not be dispatched to runoffs, and fender-benders. Officers will have the option of placing chains on squad cars during the storm.

Contact:
  • Joel DeSpain, 266-4897
  • Officer In Charge, 266-4418