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Snow emergency declared for Milwaukee County employees

Posted at 3:59 PM, Jan 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-27 16:59:22-05

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has declared a snow emergency for county employees beginning Sunday night through Monday evening.

Milwaukee County circuit courts and Milwaukee County government and all non-essential personnel are not to report to work.

Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) staff will be out at full capacity salting and plowing the freeway and County roads for the duration of the storm. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) will continue to patrol freeways and County roads, said Abele.

All of southeast Wisconsin will be under a Winter Storm Warning beginning Sunday night at 9 p.m. through Monday evening at 6 p.m. The National Weather Service predicts snow accumulations of seven to 14 inches.

Dangerous to life-threatening wind chills are expected to follow Tuesday into Thursday. Temperatures are expected to be the coldest since 1996, pushing wind chills into the 30 to 55 degree below zero range.