MADISON (WKOW) — Shortly after midnight, the Madison Streets Division sent out 32 trucks to plow and apply salt to the main thoroughfares that make up the salt route network. These streets make up nearly half of all the traffic lanes of Madison.
The salt routes will be maintained throughout the day. Also during the day, additional trucks will be dispatched to spread sand for traction in residential areas. However, slippery spots will likely remain.
Individuals on the roads for their Wednesday morning commute are encountering slippery conditions. Some of the heavier periods of snowfall are expected to fall around the time of the morning rush hour, which increases the likelihood for commuters to encounter slick spots. And predictions indicate that the snow may last into the early afternoon.
During active snowfalls, the work performed by trucks salting and plowing roads will become covered over again. And the roads will remain covered until the plows can make another loop through their route.
Also, during the peak rush hour times, Streets Division plow trucks on the roads are slowed by the same congested traffic as others on the roads. All roadways users should expect snowy and potentially slippery roads during their commutes through the city today.
Streets Division staff will continue to monitor the roads throughout the day and operations will adjust as needed.
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