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Persistent snow keeps city crews busy, many still clearing side streets

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 19:11:49-05

MILWAUKEE — The rush-hour drive home for many drivers Thursday was a little wet after a snowfall throughout much of the day.

As the snowfall saturated Milwaukee-area Thursday, shovels and snowblowers became a common sight.

Ladon Herd was clearing a sidewalk for her cousin who can’t. She periodically shoveled show as it accumulated throughout the day.

“I prefer getting it in as soon as it stops and settles down a little bit," Herd said.

Driver Tashana Davis had to drive in Thursday’s snow. She said since last weekend’s snow emergency, the roads have been hard to drive on.

"They’re horrible. Horrible. I haven’t gone down one side street that’s close to clean or drivable," she said.

The Milwaukee Department of Public Works said more than 100 salt trucks were out since Wednesday night for general ice control.

"Last evening, 103 salt trucks were deployed throughout the city. And that includes clearing out the side streets," said Brian DeNeve.

The trucks have been out for 12-hour shifts and if needed, more could hit the streets.

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