UPDATE: As of 5 a.m. on January 29, all warnings have been canceled by the National Weather Service
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. on Sunday, January 29, according to the National Weather Service.
The warning covers Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, and Racine counties until 6 a.m. Sunday. Walworth County is also under a warning until 3 a.m. Sunday.
Snowfall is expected to continue into the evening hours, wrapping up around midnight.
Winds off of Lake Michigan overnight will lead to additional lake-effect snow on from Port Washington to Milwaukee and the Racine/Kenosha area. Snow will taper off by late Sunday morning.
This additional snow could take overall totals up to six to eight inches for this storm.
The snow is still coming down!— NWS Milwaukee (@NWSMilwaukee) January 29, 2023
If you have to be out on the roads this evening, make sure to give your friendly plow driver and other drivers some space.
Remember to take it slow and use you safe winter driving skills! #WeatherReady #wiwx #swiwx pic.twitter.com/o7fUh6ekJL
Meanwhile, Milwaukee DPW will continue to salt overnight. Marketing & Communications Officer for DPW Brian DeNeve identified several ways to keep you and others safe, while allowing for efficient cleanup of the snow:
- Adjust your driving for conditions by slowing down and providing more space for braking.
- Give salt and plow trucks space and stay back from the trucks salting or brining streets to ensure the product hits the streets instead of your car.
- Please be patient and understanding, snow and ice operations take time, all streets will be cleared. Drive carefully and plan your route to stay on main transportation routes as much as possible during snow and ice events.
- Park legally and follow alternate side parking rules. Parking farther away from driveways, alleys and intersections allows equipment to get through.
- Do not shovel, blow or plow snow back into the streets.
- Shovel your sidewalk within 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling, and assist neighbors who are elderly or disabled.
- Clear your fire hydrant of snow and ice.
- Clear snow and ice around and on top of your garbage and recycling carts.