City of Madison: Roads should be clear for Wednesday morning commute

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - “Challenging commuting conditions” were expected Feb. 12 in the afternoon, according to the City of Madison.

Charlie Romines, the City of Madison Streets Superintendent, posted an update on the city’s website to explain the plan for clearing roads for Tuesday night.

“If you must be on the roads, you will need to make good choices. Be slow, patient, and alert. Allow for ample travel time and stopping distance,” Romines wrote in the update.

In the past 24 hours, 32 Streets Division trucks looped through the salt route network plowing and salting where necessary.

As of 7 a.m., Feb. 12, the trucks continued to salt the routes, and an additional 23 plowing vehicles were dispatched to the salt routes through the day to keep up with the snowfall.

The trucks were scheduled to remain on the routes throughout Tuesday until they can be rotated into the neighborhood streets to assist with plowing.

Refuse and recycle plan

Refuse and recycling collection will remain on schedule Feb. 12. Plowing vehicles plowed a path for the collection trucks.

The plows are expected to plow curb-to-cub Tuesday afternoon. Heavy equipment contractors, plus crews from Streets, Parks and Engineering will work together to clear the roads in Madison.

It is expected to take at least 14-16 hours to clear all Madison streets.
Because the snow was deep and heavy, it may take additional time to plow because it will be heavier for the plows to push, which means it will be slower.

Madison residents should expect snow in their driveway aprons as snow is pushed from the street to the curb.

The city expects plowing to be complete by the start of the Wednesday morning commute on Feb. 13. However, anyone driving should expect slippery roads and allow for extra travel time.