January 11, 2024
County Executive David Crowley Declares ‘Snow Emergency’ for Friday, January 12
MILWAUKEE, WI – In consultation with the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management, County Executive David Crowley has declared a snow emergency for Friday, January 12.
Milwaukee County is expected to see snow accumulation and high winds that will cause hazardous driving conditions throughout the region. These conditions are expected to begin around 6:00am (CT) and last into Saturday morning.
Milwaukee County’s Administrative Manual of Operating Procedures states in a snow emergency, all non-essential departments will be closed for the safety of County employees and the public. Therefore, several County facilities will be closed on Friday, January 12, including the Milwaukee County Courthouse, Vel Phillips Detention Center, and the Marcia P. Coggs Building (with the exception of the Behavioral Health Mobile Crisis Teams).
Certain departments, and in some cases certain positions, are defined as being essential to performing duties during the snow emergency, and therefore those employees in those departments will resume work as usual. Non-essential ‘Telework Able’ employees should telework.
Unsheltered residents are encouraged to call 211 for information on the closest warming center that is open to them and help accessing a shelter through a coordinated intake process.