Contact: Katie Crawley

Madison — With roughly eight inches of heavy wet snow forecast for the Madison area, residents are being reminded to check in with your neighbor, especially if they are elderly or handicapped and be ready to lend a hand.

The National Weather Service reports that the bulk of the snow will arrive after midnight
tonight, making morning drive slow, so proceed with caution, and give yourself extra
time. Madison Metro buses will be in service, but may be running behind schedule due to
road conditions and traffic. There are many cancellations of area schools and events, so
don’t head out without checking local media to determine you have a destination that is
open for business.

Madison Streets crews are out enforce and will be utilizing roughly 150 pieces of snow
removal equipment to deal with the storm. Additionally Streets Superintendent Charlie
Romines has declared a Snow Emergency. This declaration is in effect tonight.
Motorists in the affected areas are asked to move their cars from City streets, so plows
have access. Because of the weight of the expected snow and the cold temperatures
forecast to follow, crews will be working to clear the streets throughout the event.

“It’s times like this, when we all need to take an extra look at our neighbors,” said
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. “If you are able to give someone a hand, clearing their
driveway, sidewalk or around a nearby fire hydrant, please do.”

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