Madison Streets crews prepare for Saturday snow storm

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- With snow totals ranging from three to six inches on Saturday, the Madison Streets division is preparing for the late April snow storm.

A Winter Storm Watch was issued for much of Southern Wisconsin from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The Madison Streets Division is planning to have 30 plow trucks on standby and ready to be deployed if needed. Charlie Romines, the Madison Streets Superintendent, said if the trucks are used, they will plow the snow off the main streets in the city and keep them open during the storm.

Romines said they are hoping to avoid using salt during the snow storm. He said if the snow accumulates, plowing alone should be sufficient to keep the roads clear. Romines added if the temperatures drop below freezing Saturday night into Sunday morning, some salting may be required.

Due to the weather, the Streets Division yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Road will be closed on Saturday.

Romines warned traveling through Madison may be difficult on Saturday, especially in residential areas, but by mid-Sunday morning much of the snow on the roads will have melted.