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"We need time to clear the road:" Waukesha County DPW working to clear roads before extreme cold

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WAUKESHA (CBS 58) -- Waukesha County Department of Public Works snowplow operators were out clearing highways, state and county roads on Thursday since 2:30 in the morning.

There were 53 snowplow trucks out on two and a half to four-hour routes.

With the extreme temperatures coming, they are trying to remove as much snow as possible. 

“The key is to get the snow off the road as fast as we can, push back and clean up before the temperatures come. Once the temperature drops we won’t be able to move it and any of our treatment applications our salt and our salt brine will not work when it gets so cold," said Bob Rauchel, Waukesha County Highway Operations Manager. 

If you can, stay off the roads and give the operators enough space. 

 “Help our operators out, stay back a football field length back a couple hundred feet just know they cannot see any cars around or behind them," said Rauchel.

They will continue to salt and clear snow through Monday night into Tuesday morning. 

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