City of
Madison

District 11

Alder Arvina Martin

Image of Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

Contact Information

Home Address:

4901 Waukesha Street
Madison , WI 53705

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
WI Relay Service

Alder Martin’s Blog

Snow Plow Update, 12/30/2019

December 30, 2019 1:31 PM

Tonight's snowfall means 2019 will end the way it began – with snowy, slippery roads. And with Streets Division plow trucks working through the night to keep things safe.


When the snows begin to fall this afternoon, the Streets Division will deploy 32 trucks to spread salt and plow the main thoroughfares of Madison. The streets to be salted and plowed are Metro Bus routes, roads around schools and hospitals, and other critical roadways. All told, the salt routes make up just shy of 50% of all traffic lanes of Madison. Four additional trucks will be deployed to apply sand to residential hills, curves, and intersections to provide roadway users additional traction. 


The total deployment of 36 trucks will be working from when the snow begins to accumulate on the roads and on through the night into the morning.


We are likely to have an active snowfall during tonight's evening commute, so it's very important for all roadway users to make good choices. Roads may be snow-covered and slippery. Be slow. Be patient. Be alert. Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destinations, and give yourself extra space when stopping.


The roads will also be slippery Tuesday morning. Forecasts predict that the snow will end shortly before the traditional morning commute, so roadway users may well encounter snow-covered and slippery roads. Be sure to plan for extra travel time.


Residential streets are likely to be slippery tonight and throughout New Year's Eve. Roadway users must be alert and cautious throughout their holiday celebrations. Some of the initial snowfall may melt, and then freeze to the road as temperatures d

rop, creating icy areas. The Streets Division will be applying sand as needed, but slick places may persist.
Keep in mind that the Streets Division will not plow every street in the City of Madison until there are three or more inches of snow accumulated on the roads and the storm is at or near its end.  Forecasts do not show this storm producing that much snow for our roads – though the Streets Division will be watching conditions carefully. Future updates will be provided as conditions and operations change.
 




Email to a friend Email to a friend

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the District 11 – Alder Martin email list:


By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.


Archive

2021
2020
2019
2018
2017

Labels

Budget
Uncategorized

Tags

Absentee Voting  Advisory  Alternate Side of the Street Parking  Assessments  Ballot Drop Boxes  Black Lives Matter  Brush Pickup  Budget  Bus Rapid Transit  CARES  Census2020  City High  Communications  Comprehensive Plan  Construction  Coronavirus  Crestwood  Crime Prevention  CUNA  Curfew  Development  Disaster Relief  Dog Park  Early in Person Voting  Elections  Emergency  Face Coverings  Fall  Feedback  FEMA  Financial Hotline  Fire Department  Flooding  Food Scrap Recycling  Forward Dane  General  Glen Oaks  Glenway  Green Infrastructure  Hill Farms  Hilldale  Imagine Madison  Inclement Weather  Information  Informational Sessions  Lane Closures  Large Item Pick Up  Leaf Collection  Library  Madison Yards  Mayor  Mayor's Neighborhood Conference  Meeting Schedule  Metro  Midtown Police Station  Neighborhood Grants  Neighborhood Meetings  Neighborhood Safety  Online Meeting  Parking  Parks  Plan Commission  Police  Poll Workers  Prescribed BUrns  Presentation  Property Taxes  Public Health  Public Health  Public Hearing  Public Market  Recycling  Redistricting  Redistricting  Reopening  Road Closures  Roads  Safer At Home  Safety  Scams  Schools  Snow  Solar Panels  Spring  Stormwater  Streets  Summer  Sunset Village  Text Alerts  Town Hall  Traffic Enforcement  Traffic Enforcement  Training Sessions  Transit  Trash Collection  Tree Removal  University Avenue  Virtual Meeting  Vision Zero  Water  Water Mains  Watershed  Weekly Meeting Schedule  Weekly Update  Westgate  Westgate  Westmorland  Wheel Tax  Winter  Yard Waste