Recent snows keep road crews busy

Door and Kewaunee County highway and street department crews have already begun dealing with snow-covered roads in the past week.  With some areas reportedly receiving up to four inches of snow over the holiday weekend and again on Monday, drivers were facing slippery road conditions with hindered visibility.  Algoma Public Works Director Matt Murphy says his crews only use rock salt to keep the streets safer for travel, while highway trucks will dispense a salt brine mix.



Murphy adds that factors like temperature and the type of winter storm that is occurring, impact the number of workers sent out to clear roadways of snow and ice.  All cities of Algoma, Sturgeon Bay, and Kewaunee have ordinances in effect for no overnight parking on the streets until April 1.  Algoma started its ordinance on November 1st, while Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay began on Wednesday, December 1.       

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