Van Gompel says the "three-inch rule," meaning that crews will only plow residential streets when three inches of snowfall is on the ground in Eau Claire, is put into play as a guideline. He also says that it is often misinterpreted.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (CITY OF EAU CLAIRE NEWS RELEASE) -- Between 4 p.m. and midnight Wednesday, the City said will be salting main arterial routes.
A full residential plow operation will begin after the snow and precipitation have stopped in the Eau Claire area.
Due to the cold temperatures, once the full plow operation is complete, we will be sanding all ice and snow covered streets.
Eau Claire tandem operator and plow driver Dave Brown gave drivers advice to stay safe in slippery conditions.
"If you don't have to go anywhere, stay home, drive slow. Just let us do our job and we can get the streets clean and safe and for anybody to drive on," Brown said.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --The City of Eau Claire will plow all city streets, including residential streets, between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
City Manager Russell Van Gompel told WEAU 13 News that the city made the decision Wednesday afternoon. He says the streets division is making sure crews can start work when the city needs them. The city made the decision because it anticipates both snowfall and a drop in temperatures, and wants to get snow cleared as soon as it can. Van Gompel believes the job will be finished before 8 a.m. Thursday. Crews aren't planning to start plowing until late Wednesday night, but didn't give a specific time. They will watch the weather to figure out when plowing is needed.