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Waukesha County DPW preps for winter weather: 'We're ready'

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's the first snow that we will see in our region but that's no reason to panic. Officials from Waukesha County's Department of Public Works said they have it all under control. 

Inside Waukesha County's DPW on Wednesday, Oct. 30, fresh salt brine was getting mixed up and the sounds of trucks with their plows getting their final tune-ups. It's a bit early for the season, but DPW officials say they're usually fully prepared by mid-November. 

"We're ready. We have anywhere from 46-60 trucks available, and 55 patrol workers to come plow," said Hans Guderyon, highway patrol superintendent for the DPW.  

DPW officials say with the threat of snow, they have a full staff ready to go and they'll keep watching conditions to ensure safety on the roads. 

"We'll gauge the roads, gauge the snowfall. If it starts falling quicker, obviously we'll have to come out earlier. If it's a longer event, we'll probably hold off until early morning," said Guderyon. 

The Waukesha Department of Public Works tells CBS 58 it could be slick on the roads Thursday morning, so they’re asking residents to take their time, drive slower, and be cautious getting around in this first snowfall.

"You never know what to expect. There's a lot of road construction, so even our drivers are getting new routes and in new areas. So you've just got to take your time, and take it slow," said Guderyon. 

If you live in Milwaukee County, and you still need to get your house ready for winter weather, Milwaukee County and We Energies want  you to know that there is help available. Keepwarmmke.org is where you can apply for weatherization assistance. 

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