Street crews salting main thoroughfares in Madison

Slick spots could develop as temperatures drop
Street crews salting main thoroughfares in Madison

The Madison Streets Department has sent out 32 crews to maintain salt routes as snow starts to fall on Madison.

Pavement temperatures were above freezing when the salting operation began, which meant most of the snow was melting as it hit the pavement. However, officials are worried falling temperatures could make slick spots develop later in the day.

Madison is not in a winter weather advisory as of Wednesday morning. A winter weather advisory has been issued for areas north of Madison, including Sauk and Columbia counties.

Streets officials said residential streets in Madison will not be plowed unless three or more inches of snow fall on the city. As of now, Madison is expected to get less than 2 inches from the system Wednesday.