Racine County Highway Dept. crews continue to work to remove the snow and salt the roads. Some of the crew never went home yesterday (Monday) as the snow moved into the area just after 3 p.m., according to Julie Anderson, Racine County Public Works and Development Services director.
Because the west end of the county received a lot less snowfall, plow trucks and personnel are moving to the east end of the county. They will continue to clean up at all county facilities, in addition to the highways and Interstate 94-41.
UPDATE 2:30 p.m.:
As the lake effect snow leaves the area Tuesday afternoon, the City of Racine Department of Public Works (DPW) is shifting snow clean up from the main thoroughfares to neighborhood streets. DPW reported that as of late morning/early afternoon snow removal has been completed in only two of the city’s 28 residential districts.
After 3 p.m., Solid Waste employees will take over the snow removal operations. They will be supplemented by crews from the Parks Department and Traffic/Parking Division. These snow removal operations are expected to run until 11 p.m. DPW will call the next operations group in for district plowing and work continuously through tomorrow (Wednesday).
Residents are asked to comply with snow emergency parking regulations tonight. That means no parking on arterial streets and parking on the odd number side of neighborhood streets from midnight to 6 a.m. “Compliance is really important for better service in the neighborhoods and leads to faster snow removal and clear streets,” the DPW stated.
“I live in Indian Hills in Mt Pleasant. Roads haven’t been plowed. I tried driving to work (Franklin) but saw a few tauntauns and decided to turn around until things clear up a little. Visibility sucks.”Heather R.
“NOT PLOWED, sides streets cant get out to go to work. Kenosha roads were better and PLOWED better.”Pam A.
“Wasn’t plowed out of my neighborhood until 8 a.m. and I start work at 7 a.m.”Sara F.
“We had to dig out our mail box this morning. It’s 4 feet tall.”Noel V.
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