Road conditions update
The City of Fort Atkinson Department of Public Works has been applying a sand/salt mix to the roadways to assist in maintaining traction during the drastic drop in temperatures. With temperatures well below zero overnight, and throughout the daytime hours, salt use and effectiveness are severely limited in deicing operations.
The Department will continue to monitor road conditions and apply the sand/salt mix to intersections and steep grades to try and help motorists maintain traction, however, the City will likely not have bare pavement on City streets in the days ahead, as temperatures will continue to be far below the threshold to apply salt.
Please plan for slow commutes with slick spots developing every day as well. Stay alert, stay cautious, and try to leave for your destinations earlier than usual so you do not need to rush. In general, please make good choices and drive slowly to match the existing road conditions.