Winter Storm Update Friday, January 17, 2020

Categories: Garbage & Recycling, Streets & Sanitation

Weather forecasts are calling for a winter storm beginning Friday, January 17, 2020 and ending late Saturday evening. Forecasts are calling for anywhere from three to seven inches of snow.

The City of Sheboygan Department of Public Works (DPW) has started preparing for this weather event.

Public Works employees started anti-icing by applying liquid brine directly to the streets Friday afternoon. Applying brine will prevent ice from forming a bond with the street.

Plow drivers are scheduled in 12 hour shifts through Sunday morning.

Drivers will focus on the main streets before moving into the neighborhood streets.

End loader tractors are scheduled to report at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The tractors will focus on cleaning up the dead ends and cul du sacs. However, with the high winds, tractor operators may have to be diverted to areas that are susceptible to drifting, such as Broughton Drive and Taylor Drive.

Based on the current forecast, the Department of Public Works and the Mayor of Sheboygan do not anticipate calling a snow emergency. However, if conditions change or forecasts prove to be incorrect, a Snow Emergency may be called at a later time. Please continue to check the City of Sheboygan and the Department of Public Works social media pages and websites for updates.

Please take into consideration when driving in inclement weather:

• Reduce your rate of speed when driving in less than ideal conditions

• Increase your following distance on wet and snow-covered roads

• When driving in precipitation please put on your headlights

• Please stay back a minimum of 75 feet from DPW snow and plow trucks

• If you do not have to be somewhere, watch the snow fall from the indoors

The DPW appreciates everyone’s patience as the plow truck drivers work to clear the streets.

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