Shovel, plow or play: How locals are dealing with this weekend's snowstorm
MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- “If you don’t have the right vehicle, stay home."
Some common sense, but very keen, advice from Milwaukee resident Vincent Moton.
The retired city worker, and many of his neighbors, were out Sunday morning, Jan. 31, clearing – what snow they could – near 79th and Capitol.
“A plow won’t get through here probably until tomorrow evening or so cause they’re out on the main(roads) right now," said Moton.
One group that doesn’t care about plows or blocked roads…children.
Several were out enjoying the snow day, with friends and family, near the lakefront.
Zander Matancsi, 10, gave CBS 58 a key tip on how to snowboard.
“Keep your balance on it," he said.
UWM students Vanessa Cram and Killian Steiner made sure to get some fun in, too.
“This is definitely our workout of the day – going back up and down," said Cram.
But for residents in West Allis, their workouts are coming from shoveling.
Raquel Ramirez said she dug out her car around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
A city plow went by a few hours later and now she’s digging out her car again.
“They shouldn’t wait until the snow lets out because it’s been snowing since last night and I didn’t see them out until one this afternoon. To me, that’s just ridiculous," said Ramirez.
West Allis is under a snow emergency until Monday, Feb. 1, at 11 p.m.
That means no parking on major emergency streets, and residential parking on one side of the street.
Be sure to check road signs and your city’s website for rules where you live.