Crews work overnight to finish plowing residential streets
Madison declares snow emergency, snowmobile trails open
Madison declared a snow emergency Sunday after several inches of snow fell on southern Wisconsin overnight complicating travel.
Madison's Streets Division said Sunday morning the snow emergency would be in effect through 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Streets superintendent Chris Kelley said 84 crews worked through the night into Monday morning finishing plowing residential streets.
Kelley said crews also worked on salt routes overnight to handle the additional inch of snow that fell through the night.
Kelley said crews will work on clearing up vision hazards and opening up bus stops for the next 7 to 10 days. They also expect to send more crews out
Monday evening to clean up downtown streets.
Residents were asked to find off-street parking if possible. Free parking is available at city-owned parking lots, the department said. Residents can park for no charge from 9 p.m. through 7 a.m. during the snow emergency.
Alternate side parking restrictions also apply during the snow emergency, the city said.
Snow emergencies are also in place for numerous other communities in southern Wisconsin.
Mike Ratkowski with Dane County Parks said the overnight storm provided enough snow to open the county's snowmobile trails for the season. Ratkowski said crews are out grooming the trails, but they officially opened for the season Sunday at noon.
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