DPW prepares 90 trucks, drivers with 1-4 inches of snow expected in southeast Wisconsin Wednesday

MILWAUKEE -- Officials with the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works on Tuesday, Nov. 5 geared up to deal with snow approaching southeast Wisconsin -- expected to begin early Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha counties from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

The FOX6 Weather Experts said we should expect a snowy Wednesday, with snow continuing into the afternoon and likely not tapering off until mid-evening -- leading to a slow morning and evening commute. Two to four inches of snow was forecast for Wednesday -- especially along the I-94 corridor -- with lesser amounts toward the Illinois border, where a mix was expected from time-to-time.

DPW officials Tuesday said anti-icing of bridges was conducted Tuesday morning using six tanker trucks. White lines were placed on bridge decks to protect surfaces with the potential to freeze first when other pavement surfaces are warmer.

Drivers and support staff were notified of the potential for "an overnight call out" for a "general ice control operation."

Officials said 90 trucks and drivers were "at the ready," with an additional eight private trucks on notice if needed.

No impact on parking or garbage collection was anticipated, but this snowstorm was expected to impact leaf collection through Thursday, Nov. 7.

Meanwhile, officials with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office reminded drivers to please slow down, offering these recommendations for safe driving in winter weather: