City workers prepare to battle bitter cold | News
The cold had many people preparing to stay indoors the next few days, but that's not the case for everyone. For Madison Streets Division workers, it will be another day of work.
City of Madison Streets Superintendent Chris Kelley said any delays to streets pick up will put an extra strain on workers.
"We pick up every day, so if we go two days without (service), the third day, it'll take us quite awhile to get caught up," Kelley said.
Streets Machine Operator Leroy Grieshammer said the cold weather will create a few changes, but won't stop him or his coworkers from getting the job done. The team members shorten their outdoor rotation times from 30 minutes to every 15 to keep from getting too cold.
"We can always get back in the truck and warm up for a little bit, then continue on," Grieshammer said.