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Department of Public Works Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Milwaukee prepares for the winter with salt and plow trucks ready. They want residents to know the crews are making efforts to keep the roads safe to drive.

The Department of Public Works says anti-icing operations started on Wednesday.

Crews are putting down salt and water to keep snow from sticking to the pavement.

102 salt trucks will be in the streets starting Saturday.

DPW says 350 workers will be out over the course of the storm and they are prepared to work 12 hour shifts.  They are monitoring the storm, and say they will do whatever it takes to keep the roads safe.

"Please be patient. It sounds like it's going to be a big storm. If you don't have to travel during the height of the snowfall, please don't. Our main goal in mind is that we have safe and passable streets, so that you can get home and get to your destinations," says Laura Daniels, Director of Operations for DPW.

This weekend's snow operation is expected to cost around one and a half million dollars. DPW also says to make sure follow the rules for street parking so you don't get ticketed or towed.

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