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UPDATE: Salt trucks will stay out until roads no longer slippery


MADISON (WKOW) -- More than 30 city trucks have been out salting and sanding the streets since the snow began after 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Streets Superintendent Chris Kelley says that the trucks are applying salt and salt brine to main streets, bus routes and streets around schools and hospitals.

"We will continue to salt and plow our salt routes until they are no longer slippery and the snow has been plowed off them," Kelley said in a statement. However, the plowing does not apply to residential streets; however, he says the Streets department will be putting sand on hills, intersections and curves on residential streets.

He reminds people that the snow could cause problems during the morning commute, as there are some slippery spots. "Drive carefully, drive slowly and brake early and you should give yourself time to stop," Kelley said.


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison Streets Department has more than 30 trucks out across the city salting main roads during this morning's commute.

Supervisors were watching and waiting for the storm throughout the night, as it was delayed by several hours. The snow began falling in the Madison area just before 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Streets Superintendent Chris Kelley says he could be sending out an additional 32 trucks if the snow becomes more severe.

Kelley says his crew has already encountered slippery roads, so people should remember to stay far behind the trucks and to go slow. The snow is covering icy areas, leftover from the previous days' melt, and could be slippery.

They say an area to watch out for is on the hill on Old Sauk Rd., at the intersection of Old Middleton Rd. The area will be busy during the morning commute because children will be dropped off on Crestwood Elementary, located on the middle of that hill.


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison Streets Department has been on standby throughout the night, waiting and watching for the snow storm to arrive.

The snow is expected to roll in about 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, just in time for the morning commute.

The Streets Department says to go slow and stay far behind the trucks.

27 News Reporter LiLi Tan will be live with the latest weather conditions on Madison's west side at the intersection of Old Sauk Rd. and Old Middleton Rd, an area the Madison Streets Department says is an issue because there is hill there.

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