Snowfall creates poor driving conditions, 121 salt trucks deployed

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Department of Public Works is geared up to handle the snow affecting southern Wisconsin Monday, January 15th.

The DPW says they have deployed 121 salt trucks to handle the main and side streets.

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) operation for snow removal is still in effect for overnight January 15/16, 2018. This will help ensure that DPW crews can access as much of the street pavement as possible to remove ice and snow effectively, efficiently, and most importantly, safely.

All residents who park overnight on a Milwaukee street must move their vehicles to the odd numbered side of the street by 11:00 p.m. on Monday night, January 15 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, January 16.

You're encouraged to please read the street signs on the block/in the neighborhood for winter parking instructions before you park. As not all winter parking rules are posted, residents should also check for parking restrictions at milwaukee.gov/winterregs. Residents can also call (414) 286-CITY (-2489).

The FOX6 Weather Experts say steady light snow will accumulate to several inches over the next 24-36 hours. Areas nearest to Lake Michigan will see the highest amounts with some areas over 6".

 

The snow ends by Tuesday afternoon and we start to melt the snow again in the long range.