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Sand to be used on Madison streets; too cold for salt


MADISON (WKOW) -- The streets of Madison are preparing for the snow by using sand rather than salt due to low temperatures.

According to the Streets Superintendent Chris Kelley, plow and sand crews have been out since the snow started to fall and will be using sand until the temperatures go up to 15 degrees.  At that point, they will start salting again.

The crews will be focusing on the main routes which include arterials, connector streets, bus routes, and streets around schools and hospitals.  Crews will sand hills, intersections, and curves on the residential streets throughout the evening.


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