UPDATE: Sand Available for Madison Residents

UPDATED Thursday, February 8, 2013 --- 11:01 a.m.

Press Release from the City of Madison:

The snow that accumulated on and before Thursday February 7, 2013 stopped prior to midnight. All snow and ice that accumulated from this event must be cleared from public sidewalks by noon on Friday 8, 2013. Prompt removal is always in your own best interest. Snow and ice that cannot be removed must be treated with sand and/or salt to provide traction. Free sand is available at the following locations:

The Streets Division has piles of sand available for the use of City of Madison residents. The sand piles are for the use of individuals and not contractors. The sand piles can be found at the following locations. For a map of the exact spot of the sand pile click on the location name. Don't forget to bring your pail and shovel!

East Side:

There will be no sand at Warner Park this winter due to construction. Please use one of the other locations.

- Sycamore Park in the parking lot across from the Streets Division offices at 4602 Sycamore Ave.
-Monona Golf Course (Front parking lot by the waste oil site at the corner of Monona Avenue and East Dean Road)
-Olbrich Park (Softball parking lot off of Walter Street)
-Reindahl Park (Portage Avenue parking lot)
-Warner Park (Softball parking lot near N. Sherman Avenue)
-School Road Waste Oil Site (At the intersection of School and Wheeler Roads)
-Demetral Park (Softball parking lot off of Sixth Street)
-Tenney Park (In the beach parking lot off of Sherman Avenue)

West Side:

-Garner Park (Parking lot off of Rosa Road)
-Elver Park (Softball parking lot off McKenna Boulevard)
-Brittingham Park (Entrance off W. Washington AV)
-Glenway Golf Course (Parking lot off Speedway Road)
-Spring Harbor Parking Lot (The corner of Norman Way and Lake Mendota Drive)
-Yard Waste Site, 402 South Point Road


UPDATED Thursday, February 7, 2013 --- 6:47 p.m.

Press Release from the City of Madison:

City Will Plow All Residential Streets Tonight. No Snow Emergency

The Streets Division has had crews out all day today making sure that our salt routes are open. These main streets are wet and we are starting to see slush form. The evening commute should be fine on main streets. Residential streets are likely to be slippery so you should use caution as you get closer to home.

We will continue to keep 30 crews on working on salt routes. At midnight we are going to bring in additional crews to plow all residential streets. We do not plan to declare a snow emergency.

We are experiencing some ponding of water on streets due to blocked inlets. City Engineering has crews out working to open storm sewer inlets. We would appreciate Madison residents giving our staff an assist by opening up inlets in your neighborhood.


Posted Wednesday, February 6, 2013 --- 4:32 p.m.

Press Release from the Madison Streets Division:

Another day in February, another winter weather event. The Streets Division has been on the road dealing with snow and ice 24 hours a day since January 30th so why should today be any different.

Madison is forecast to receive a mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow begriming sometime between 6 and 8 this evening. This mix of precipitation is expected to continue throughout the night. Depending on the actual track of the storm we could be in for mixed precipitation all night or we could see a switch to snow in the morning hours.

The Streets Division is keeping 28 crews on though the evening commute through Midnight. Those crews will be working on our salt routes. After Midnight we will keep 28 trucks on salt routes and add two sanders to work on hills, curves and intersections of residential streets.

We are expecting to see the mixed precipitation change over to snow just after sunrise. The snow is expected to continue to fall throughout most of Thursday morning. Depending on how this storm develops we may continue working on salt routes in the morning or switch to a larger plowing operation.

With the possibility of freezing rain overnight drivers are reminded to leave early, drive slow, and be on the lookout for ice, especially on bridge decks and intersections.

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