Area communities all faced the challenge of keeping roads and streets clear after over eight inches of snow fell Sunday afternoon in many parts of Door and Kewaunee County. Sturgeon Bay Municipal Services Director Mike Barker says safety is the number one priority when it comes to deciding when the plows and graders hit the streets. The strategy is to wait until fewer vehicles are driving around the city.
Barker says that the city crews can cover the streets in five hours of time with 13 people usually deployed in snowplows, graders, and loaders. He adds that the Sturgeon Bay Street Department has used more salt on the roadways this winter season than all of last year.