Wet, slick roads: Highway crews busy after first significant snowfall in SE Wis.

BROOKFIELD (WITI) -- Crews are busy cleaning up after we saw our first significant snowfall in southeastern Wisconsin on Monday, November 24th. Three to five inches of snowfall was expected to fall between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning — and the storm peaked during the evening rush hour Monday.

City of Waukesha Street Supervisor Steve Dziekan says crews started working the roads early Monday — knowing it would only get worse as the day went on. By Tuesday morning, most major roadways were clear of snow. However, the roadways did remain wet and slick in some areas.

Jim Olson with Olson’s Ace Hardware strongly encourages folks to stock up on snow-melting substances, and not necessarily salt. He says there are some new alternative products — one of which he just began selling Monday which may help to ease the salt shortage struggles.

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