The city of Green Bay is preparing for spring snow that will be enveloping the Northeast Wisconsin region on Thursday, but fortunately the weather will not be as severe as last spring’s blizzard.
Early Wednesday morning, the city pre-treated overpasses and bridges, but not primary roads, ahead of Thursday’s snow.
“So we’ve had our pretreatment trucks out earlier today and we are brining overpasses and bridges and those elevated structures, but unlike a normal storm event in the early season, we’re not going around and doing a full primary pretreat,” Steve Grenier, Director of Public Works for the city of Green Bay, said.
He explained that the reason why the city did not pretreat the primary roads around the city is because they all have ground underneath them that has warmed up for the past few weeks, with higher temperatures eradicating the frost down below.
“Your Mason Street, your University Avenue, your Military Avenue, okay, those are normally pretreated,” Grenier explained. “Here, because of the warm temperatures and the fact that we’ve had the warm temperatures for several weeks coming in, we’re not even anticipating a need to do those.”
Grenier added that with only about three inches of snow expected to fall in the city while temperatures are above freezing, the city may not even need to use its snow plows on Thursday, unless it gets messy.