Wauwatosa: 'We have every available employee out plowing'

Wauwatosa: ’We have every available employee out plowing’

UPDATED: 01/26/2021 12:59 PM 

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) --- A snow emergency is underway in Wauwatosa Tuesday, Jan. 26.

City workers are busy trying to clear streets, but they say it might not be complete until Wednesday.

All morning long residents were out clearing their driveways and sidewalks near 71st and Yale. 

The snow emergency means street parking isn't allowed. That is to help city employees clear the roads. 

Right now they say every available employee is out plowing, but it most likely won't be done until tomorrow as some workers need to go home Tuesday at 3 p.m. after working throughout the night.

"It's pretty typical, especially our street for some reason, but I have a feeling it's all of Wauwatosa," resident Carol Purcell said. 

Another resident said snowy roads are an inconvenience.

"I know it probably inconveniences other people though especially, you know we have a lot of people in the healthcare in this neighborhood so it probably makes it really difficult for them, but we try to stay on top of it and wake up early and get the sidewalks clear so people can walk their dogs," Jessica Meuninck-Ganger said.

PUBLISHED: 01/26/2021 08:39 AM

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The City of Wauwatosa says they have every available employee out snow plowing Tuesday morning, Jan. 26.

A winter storm came in overnight making travel difficult as wind-whipped snow piles up around the state. The official Twitter page of Wauwatosa said they might not have the roads completely cleared until Wednesday morning. 

The tweet goes on to say some employees will be sent home at 3 p.m. on Tuesday due to working overnight and reaching the max hours allowable.

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