MILWAUKEE - Crews with the City Milwaukee Department of Public Works were hard at work Wednesday, Dec. 30 cleaning up following a winter storm.
DPW officials said Wednesday morning 269 pieces of equipment were deployed to tackle the main and side streets. By Wednesday night, 124 pieces of equipment remained on the roads.
According to a DPW spokesman, salt trucks and garbage packers were used to help with plowing throughout the day, with residential routes being completed with initial plowing Wednesday night. He said salt trucks were continuing to salt and plow these routes as needed Wednesday night to clear parking lanes.
A snow emergency was declared, which "will help us address those parking lanes through the overnight hours," the DPW spokesman said.
Garbage and recycling collections were suspended as a result of the snow. Those crews are scheduled to collect Thursday and Saturday. If scheduled for collection on Wednesday and Thursday, residents should set out their cart, clearing snow and ice around it and on top of it along with a pathway to the cart for delayed collection. No collection is expected on New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1.
The DPW spokesman said Wednesday night it was "still too early" to determine whether they'd need a second snow emergency declaration on Thursday.