WisDOT explains which roads get cleared first and why

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Another measurable snowfall in southeastern Wisconsin on Monday, February 17th -- and that likely has you concerned about the roads, especially if you have to drive on Monday. Are you wondering which roads get cleared first and why?

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), on its website, has an extensive list of snow plowing and ice control guidelines for state maintained highways.

The "Snow Plowing Guidelines" page includes information about highways maintained for 18 or 24 hours a day during a winter storm event, the level of effort that different categories of highways receive, snow plowing priorities, a frequently asked questions page, safe winter driving tips, a winter road condition report and more!

These guidelines were created back in the fall of 2002.

The Wisconsin DOT says Wisconsin's county highway departments plow and provide ice control on all state and U.S. numbered highways and the Interstate system -- an arrangement that is unique to Wisconsin.

This arrangement has been in place for more than 85 years.

Additionally, the Wisconsin DOT says if you see a problem on the state maintained highways this winter, you can contact the DOT about it.

CLICK HERE to view the "Snow Plowing Guidelines" via the Wisconsin DOT's website.