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City of Milwaukee prepares for Wednesday snow storm

Details on City of Milwaukee's snow plowing plan
Posted at 4:38 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 17:39:23-05

MILWAUKEE — The snow is on the way and the City of Milwaukee is busy preparing for potential freezing and icy roads.

Milwaukee could see two to three inches of snow Wednesday and the city is doing everything they can to keep the roads safe.

"We have been conducting anti-icing of the bridges today [Tuesday] with first shift operators using six tanker trucks," says Brian DeNeve with the City of Milwaukee.

Driver and support staff are also alerted and prepared for a potential overnight General Ice Control operation. According to the city, there are 90 trucks and just as many drivers ready with an additional eight private trucks just in case.

The city also wants to inform the public that some drivers may notice white lines on bridge decks. This is done to help protect those surfaces from freezing during the storm.

The snow storm and preparations should not impact parking or garbage collection; however, it may affect leaf collection overnight Tuesday through Thursday.