Madison Streets Superintendent: Prepare for slippery roads Thursday night and Friday morning

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- Although the next round of snow hitting Madison is expected to be less than an inch, the streets superintendent is warning a messy commute is possible Thursday night and Friday morning.

"We can only get down so low with the plow. So, there's going to be more left behind and since we can't salt it, it's going to remain on the road longer," said Charlie Romines, the Madison Streets Superintendent.

According to Romines, salt cannot be used on the roads because of the temperatures. Crews will only apply sand for traction on the main roads as needed.

"We've been using sand on hills, intersections and curves," said Romines.

During the overnight hours, the Streets Division will be removing snow from the downtown area, and hauling it to another location.

"Right now, you're going to see piles 15-to-20 feet high and see more added almost continuously through the night," said Romines adding, three days ago the sites were empty.

If you're wondering when the street will be cleared Romines said to think about three 'T's' -- Time, Temperature and Traffic.

Romines is asking people to be mindful of city crews and allow them space to perform their work.