Commuters Asked To Take Caution During Evening Commute

Madison streets crews are out on the main thoroughfares Friday trying to keep roadways clear as snow blankets south-central Wisconsin.

Madison interim streets superintendent Chris Kelly said salt trucks were out on main arterials on Friday afternoon. He said he expects crews to continue to check salt routes until the snow ends late Friday afternoon.

Kelly said crews have been out salting and sanding roads since 4:30 a.m. Salt and salt brine was being put on main arterials, main connector streets, streets that Madison Metro buses run on and streets around schools and hospitals.

Friday afternoon, he expects to have one crew on each side of town to provide emergency help for possible 911 calls. He expects to have 4 or 5 crews on each side of town work through the night to perform sanding operations on curves, hills and intersections. He does not expect to conduct a full plowing operation overnight.

Rock County dispatchers also said salt trucks were out, but they said there had been few reports of crashes.

Freezing rain and up to 3 inches of snow is possible in much of the Madison area, according to WISC-TV meteorologist Haddie McLean.

Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel 3000 for continuing coverage.