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Madison Crews Continue To Clear Snow

Madison Crews Continue To Clear Snow

City of Madison crews are still working to clean up all the snow that was dumped by a massive blizzard a week ago.

With the exception of a few hours during the Super Bowl, crews for the Madison Streets Division have been out around the clock, working on clearing major arterials, especially around the isthmus area.

"The most challenging we got is the near city, the isthmus area, basically. The area around the zoo that has very narrow streets, 20- to 24-foot wide streets, with parking on both sides. We can't get emergency vehicles down and that's where we're really focusing on," said Al Schumacher, of the Madison Streets Division.

Students Oppose Plans For Mifflin Street Development

Some University of Wisconsin students are worried a developer's plan to build a new apartment building in the Mifflin Street neighborhood will drive up the cost of rent in the campus-area neighborhood.

City Closes 1100 Block Of Spring Street

The 1100 block of Spring Street is closed to through traffic between North Mills Street and North Charter Street from Monday, Feb. 7, through Feb. 18.

The closure is due to an underground utility installation project, according to the city of Madison.

Local traffic and traffic to all businesses will be maintained off of North Mills Street.

Sidewalk access to all businesses will be maintained at all times during the closure. Access to the Southwest Path will be maintained at all times. Motorists are encouraged to use different routes to avoid delay during this project.

Snow Emergency Towing Plan Announced

The city of Madison will be ticketing and towing vehicles on selected streets in the downtown/Isthmus area of the city starting Wednesday evening. Towing is necessary to get streets plowed to the curb so emergency vehicles can get through.

Cars parked illegally on the following streets will be towed starting at 1 a.m. on Feb. 3. 

City Shuts Down Due To Blizzard

City Shuts Down Due To Blizzard

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced that the city of Madison will close all non-essential services to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 2 due to severe winter weather warnings.

"For the safety of our residents and our employees, only the city’s essential and emergency services will be in operation (Wednesday)," Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said. "We encourage residents to stay safe at home for the duration of the blizzard."

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning through noon Wednesday. Heavy snow is expected to fall through the overnight hours.

Emergency services, including the Madison Police and Fire Departments will not be affected by the closure. The Madison Streets Division will continue around the clock snow plowing and salting operations.

Metro Bus Unveils Process Of Determining Bus Service

Metro Bus Unveils Process Of Determining Bus Service

Metro bus staff will inspect bus route roadways at about 3 a.m. Wednesday and make a determination on whether bus service will be delayed or canceled for the day.

Metro Bus officials said once the determination is made, recorded information will be available between 4 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. at 608-266-4466 and posted at www.mymetrobus.com.

Updated recorded information will be available throughout the morning. Customer service representatives will be available as soon as possible during the day.

Van Galder Cancels Bus Routes To Chicago

Van Galder Cancels Bus Routes To Chicago

Van Galder Bus service has cancelled a series of routes between Madison and Chicago.

Service for Tuesday, Feb. 1 has been cancelled as follows:

  • Last Departure from Madison Memorial Union to Downtown Chicago was at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Last Departure from Madison Memorial Union to O'Hare Airport is at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Last Departure from Downtown Chicago to Madison is at 2:00 p.m. 
  • Last Departure from O'Hare Airport to Madison is at 5:30 p.m. 
Customers should check our website at http://vangalderbus.com for schedule updates for Wednesday, Feb. 2.