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Staying Prepared Ahead of Winter Storm

Southeastern Wisconsin is gearing up for it’s first snow storm of the season.

The Milwaukee Department of Public Works is ready. CBS 58 passed their snow barn near 6th and Howard Friday morning. The salt was clearly visible from the roadway.

Plows are expected to be out clearing the roads as snow begins to fall.

The Department says it can take them between 18 and 24 hours to plow all the streets and it may take them several passes to clear the road.

Homeowners are responsible for driveways and sidewalks.

The department recommends if possible waiting for the plows to pass before shoveling your driveway.

That will likely minimize the amount of snow that's pushed back into your driveway.

As for those sidewalks, you could be fined $25 if you don't clear them 24 hours after the snow stops falling.
If you haven’t already, you may want to dust off that snow blower, and start stocking up on those winter supplies.

Below is a list of some of the items recommended by Ready Wisconsin.

· A shovel
·Windshield scraper and small broom
·Flashlight with extra batteries
·Battery powered radio
·Water
·Snack food including energy bars
·Matches and small candles
·Extra hats, socks and mittens
·First aid kit with pocket knife
·Necessary medications
·Blankets or sleeping bag
·Tow chain or rope
·Road salt, sand, or cat litter for traction
·Booster cables
·Emergency flares and reflectors
·Fluorescent distress flag and whistle to attract attention
·Cell phone adapter to plug into lighter

While most parking restrictions don’t go into place until December 1, it’s best to check parking signs near the car. For a full list of parking restrictions in Milwaukee, click here.

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