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Slippery roads as Milwaukee sees first big snow of the season

Posted at 10:19 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 23:19:46-05

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee's first snow of the season on Tuesday night was light but wet and blustery.

Traffic across the city slowed down as streets became slippery.

According to an evening update from the city's Department of Public Works, crews started applying brine to streets Monday morning and until 3 p.m. on Tuesday to keep ice from sticking to the pavement. The update stated about 100 salt trucks were salting and plowing Tuesday night.
"It’s beautiful. It’s a little windy but I think it’s going to be nice," said Ramon Vargas who was just leaving dinner.

"I drove. I had to go really slow it was slippery just coming here," said Sarah Hopper.

On the east side, people broke out the shovels. Some tried to shield themselves from the blowing snow. Others sat around a fire and soaked in the scenery.

"When it gets slushy and brown then I don’t like it anymore, but when it’s like this, this is beautiful," said Joey Widdifield as he and friends sat by a fire pit.

"If Aaron Rodgers from California can play in the snow, and I’m from Milwaukee I got to sit in the snow."

As of Tuesday evening, DPW reported there are no impacts to garbage collection or parking regulations.

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