Brenda Konkel has the latest on snow plowing plans tonight.
We are expecting some snow to develop over the Madison area this afternoon into the evening hours. Our forecasters are calling for a little less than 2? in the Madison area before the snow ends around midnight tonight.
When the snow does begin to fall, which is expected to be around 2:00 pm in the Madison area, we will depoly 30 salt routes and also 2 trucks with sand. The salt trucks will be applying salt and plowing the snow as it falls on the main arterials, main connectors, Madison Metro bus routes, and streets around the hospitals and schools.
At this time, we are not planning to plow all residential streets as a result of this storm as we are not expected to receive 3? or more of total snow accumulation, which would trigger the plowing of the entire City. Residential streets will be sanded at the hills, intersections and curves.
I'm no snow management expert, so I won't try to judge the decisions the snow crew is making. Nevertheless, the headline Brenda put up, "Expect, Not Plowing," made me laugh because it contrasted with a comment Peter Rickman made on Facebook recently: "The upshot to a mayoral race this spring is that snow-clearing in Madison is going to be top-notch for the next few months."