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Over 100 DPW trucks hit the roads to tackle snowy conditions

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MILWAUKEE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) say they are prepared for this snowfall.

According to the DPW, they have completed salting city side streets as of 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Plows blades have been mounted on 102 salt trucks and have been re-deployed to address the main streets.

At 10:00 p.m., 16 private contractor salt trucks with plows will report for duty — and DPW will “roll over” to a second shift of salt truck/plow drivers at midnight.


Garbage and recycling trucks mounted with plow blades will deploy at 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning to plow the side streets. Salt trucks with plow blades mounted will stay on the main streets.

DPW reports additional equipment, including 52 front-end loaders will be out Sunday morning, along with 12 additional private plow trucks.

DPW will continue to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions.

Area road reports as of 9:15 p.m.:

Milwaukee County – No problems out of the ordinary so far.

Waukesha County – No problems so far. Trucks have been out all day.

Jefferson County-  No problems so far.

Dodge County – No problems so far.

Ozaukee County – A few accidents.

Walworth County – No problems so far.

Racine County – No problems so far.

Kenosha County – Starting to some see minor accidents.

1 Comment

  • Huh !

    “According to the DPW, they have completed salting city side streets as of 9:30 p.m. Saturday.”
    What a bunch of bull, stopped salting is more like it … It’s midnight now and not a single salt or plow truck has been seen on my streets !!!

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