City of
Madison

District 14

Alder Sheri Carter

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Alder Sheri Carter

Contact Information

Home Address:

P. O. Box 46645
Madison , WI 53744

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 Carter’s Updates

Winter is here to stay

January 22, 2020 4:59 PM

A snowy stretch of weather is about to hit Madison.

Until then, forecasts suggest a persistent light snow will begin tonight and might not conclude until perhaps as late as Friday evening.

The Streets Division will be working around the clock in response.

  • Streets will have 32 trucks will be deployed to maintain the salt routes.
  • The salt routes are the main thoroughfares of Madison, such as Madison metro bus routes and roads around schools and hospitals. These routes will be plowed and salted as needed.
  • At midnight, a fresh deployment of 34 plows trucks will relieve the crews that had been working through the evening. 
  • During the overnight hours, 32 trucks will continue the work on the salt routes. The two additional trucks will be assigned to spread sand on the hills, curves, and intersections in residential areas to provide traction.

Depending on when the storm arrives, the evening commute tonight may only face minor affects from this storm. However, caution is still advise for people traveling through the city tonight and again Thursday morning are likely to face be snowy and slippery roads on both salt routes and untreated residential areas.

The warm temperatures may cause the hard pack of snow on residential streets to thaw and release from the pavement. The thawing, plus vehicle traffic churning the snow, creates a fluff/slush on the roadways.

The Streets Division will be watching for the potential fluff/slush development as well as keeping an eye on the main thoroughfares as this storm lingers. As conditions change operations will adjust and future updates will be provided.

Remember we are all in this together

  • Take the time to check on your senior neighbors
  • Let's make good choices as we travel the roadway
  • Plan ahead for extra travel time
  • If you are running late use caution to ensure your safe arrival
  • Drive Slow, and
  • Be Patient

 

 



Tags: Snow Plow

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