Snow emergency declared Monday for Milwaukee County, courts and government buildings closed

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has declared a snow emergency for Milwaukee County employees from 9 p.m. Sunday through 6 p.m. Monday.

Milwaukee County circuit courts and Milwaukee County government will be closed on Monday for the safety of employees and the public. All non-essential personnel are not to report to work.

At this time, Milwaukee County plans to resume normal operations Tuesday, January 29, at 8 a.m., and all County employees will report to work as usual.

Milwaukee County Department of Transportation staff will be out at full capacity salting and plowing the freeway and County roads for the duration of the storm. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office will continue to patrol freeways and County roads.

Residents are urged to stay off the roads.

MCTS buses are expected to be running as scheduled, but weather delays are possible.

The County Executive may declare an emergency again for Wednesday due to extreme cold.

Residents who need emergency shelter are urged to call 211.

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