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Trucks sanding Madison roads during Wednesday morning commute


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison Streets Department has 32 trucks out sanding Wednesday morning.

Light snow has been falling since about 3:00 a.m., and trucks have been out since 4:00 a.m. They will likely be out most of the day to keep the roads safe.

The Madison Streets Department says they are using sand because the temperatures are too low for salt.

The forecast is calling for up to an inch of accumulation in the Madison area. Crews will focus on the 32 main routes, which incorporate the main arterials, main connector streets, Madison Metro bus routes and streets around schools and hospitals. Crews will also be sanding the hills, intersections and curves on residential streets throughout the evening.

There are some slippery spots already reported, so authorities urge drivers to slow down and brake early.

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