Cleanup amid bitterly cold temperatures after weekend snow: “Don’t want to do it in the morning!”

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MILWAUKEE -- We saw significant snowfall in southeastern Wisconsin for the third straight weekend -- with a Winter Storm Warning in effect from Friday afternoon, December 16th through midnight on December 18th.

As of Sunday, the snow had ended, and for many, it was time to once again clean up!

This, amid a Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 10:00 a.m. Monday!

Living on Milwaukee's East Side has its advantages and disadvantages. A disadvantage? Parking during a snowstorm.

Alexis Hillbeck

Alexis Hillbeck

Alexis Hillbeck loves her neighborhood, and said the trade-off is worth it.

"I really like this area and I`d rather pay to park on the street than pay the amount to park in a parking lot," Hillbeck said.

She worked to dig out her vehicle on Sunday in preparation for a busy Monday.

"I have to go to school and I work on the north side, so I don`t want to have to do this in the morning," Hillbeck said.

Cleaning up snow

Many people had that same idea Sunday -- and they were bundled up amid the Wind Chill Advisory.

Darin Huang, on the other hand, had icicles dangling from his eyelashes. He went surfing for an hour with friends on Lake Michigan.

"Life is short. You gotta try it out right?! When I`m surfing, I don`t feel (the cold) because we`re moving always. Of course, I don`t want to surf alone. If you`re in trouble, at least a friend can help you out," Huang said.

Darin Huang

Darin Huang

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works had nearly 200 pieces of equipment working to clear roadways and sidewalks this weekend.

On Sunday, DPW officials said salt trucks with plow blades mounted were addressing Milwaukee’s main streets -- clearing snow and laying salt due to blowing and drifting conditions. Officials said these trucks would remain on the main streets until those streets were complete, and they would then move to the side streets to assist garbage trucks as they plowed overnight.

End loaders were working to clear cul-de-sacs, dead-end streets and crossovers.

Cleaning up snow

Sidewalk plowing began at 5:00 a.m. Sunday, and bus stop clearing was scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

The Four-Inch Rule related to parking was in effect.

Certain residential streets are posted “No Parking When Snow Falls 4 Inches or More.”

Parking is allowed on both sides of the street, except when snow has accumulated on the street surface to the depth of four inches or more. Then, no parking is allowed on the side of the street where the sign is posted until the snow has been removed — day or night or at any time of the year.

Cleaning up snow

On "48-Hour Exception" streets, drivers must park on the EVEN numbered side of the street on Sunday night, December 18th by 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Monday.

Drivers are encouraged to check posted street signs for parking rules. Restrictions posted on those signs should be followed.

Don't see a sign? You can check specific street regulations HERE.