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UPDATE: Madison: No snow emergency, but all residential streets will be plowed


UPDATED Tuesday, December 17, 2013 --- 6:10 a.m.

The City of Madison will not declare a snow emergency, but crews will be plowing all residential streets starting at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

At 7, the city will deploy about 175 pieces of equipment to plow the 1,742 lane miles of streets in Madison. They hope to have the plowing completed by 7:00 p.m.

While crews have been applying salt to main streets, they stress that drivers could have problems during the morning commute.

Drive carefully, drive slowly and brake early.

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UPDATED Monday, December 16, 2013 --- 5:42 p.m.

Madison Streets Division crews have switched over to a sand/salt mixture for the remainder of Monday evening.

Crews say temperatures are too cold for salt to work. Sand will not melt the snow but they say it should help with traction.

Crews plan to evaluate the situation around 4:00 a.m., when they say temperatures are predicted to rise and salt will be an option again.

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Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 --- 3:10 p.m.

The Madison Streets Division has 32 units applying salt on the main streets, bus routes, and routes to schools and hospitals today.

They will remain on these salt routes throughout the evening. Another crew of 32 is scheduled to come in at midnight.

City officials say today's snow could make the evening commute difficult, and they urge drivers to allow extra time to get home tonight. They also reminder drivers to allow extra stopping distance and be careful when approaching intersections.


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