"Anxious for the snow:" Southeast Wisconsin braces for first measurable snowfall

MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- Snow preps are underway in Milwaukee County. People made some last minute purchases to get ready for the first snowfall on Friday night, November 20th.

Harry's Ace Hardware

At Harry's Ace Hardware in Franklin, a busy week continues as customers pick up snow scrapers, brushes and shovels.

Harry Gil has been loving it. The store owner says, this is his favorite time of the year because snow and cold weather are good for business.

On the floor, salt and snow melt sales continue and in back, snowblowers are being assembled while others get a tune up.

"Getting the snowblower ready -- found out it wouldn't start," said Scott Henry, Franklin resident.

Henry came in for a spark plug, and left with excitement for what Mother Nature has in store.

"We're anxious for the snow, we don't mind when it comes down," said Henry.

They're not the only ones waiting. At St. Francis Hospital on Milwaukee's south side, staff prepares for the injuries that come along with the inclement weather.

St. Francis Hospital

"We're used to things that happen, we roll with it. The number one thing we see is increased falls, leading to fractures and sprains," said Rachel English, ER doctor.

It's the weather Wisconsin is used to, it just takes a little time to prepare for it.

There will be a lot of snow plows on the road overnight. In the city of Milwaukee, 111 salt trucks will be out, and down in Franklin, more than a dozen will hit the road.

The important thing to remember if you are out in the snow is be cautious on the roads.