Milwaukee DPW pre-salts city streets in advance of another spring winter storm

MILWAUKEE -- The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works released on Wednesday morning, April 18 its plans for snow removal in light of a wintry mix in the forecast.

Officials said the DPW would pre-salt main streets first in advance of the storm, to be followed by the residential side streets. This pre-salting operation was expected to help melt the sleet and snow and lessen the impact on rush hour road conditions.

Should snow fall totals warrant it, officials said garbage truck drivers were alerted they may be needed for a plowing operation.

At this time, no overnight snow removal operation has been called -- subject to change.

Officials urged motorists to slow down, plan for extra time to get to their destination, and give DPW drivers extra room to do their work.

Also, residents should not shovel, blow, or plow snow back into the streets.