County Executive Chris Abele
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Abele Declares Snow Emergency for Milwaukee County Employees Sunday Night Through Monday Evening

Non-essential services of Milwaukee County government, including circuit courts, will be closed for business on Monday

By - Jan 27th, 2019 02:20 pm

MILWAUKEE, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has declared a snow emergency for Milwaukee County employees from 9 p.m. Sunday through 6 p.m. Monday, based on the National Weather Service’s Winter Storm Warning and expected hazardous weather conditions.

Pursuant to this declaration, Milwaukee County circuit courts and Milwaukee County government will be closed on Monday for the safety of employees and the public. All non-essential personnel are not to report to work.

At this time, Milwaukee County plans to resume normal operations Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 8 a.m., and all County employees will report to work as usual.

Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is closely monitoring the weather conditions and will continue to update personnel on additional closures and hazards.

Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) staff will be out at full capacity salting and plowing the freeway and County roads for the duration of the storm. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) will continue to patrol freeways and County roads. They will continue to keep roads in the safest possible conditions, but residents are urged to stay off the roads.

Milwaukee County Transit Services (MCTS) buses are expected to be running as scheduled, though weather-related delays may be possible, depending on travel conditions. Riders are encouraged to check ridemcts.com for the latest information.

Current forecasts show Wednesday’s weather will bring severe cold to the region. County officials anticipate that a decision on whether the County will close on Wednesday will be communicated by 9 a.m. Tuesday on the County’s websites, county.milwaukee.gov and readymke.org, and social media channels.

Residents needing emergency shelter are urged to call 211 for resources.

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