Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Village of Saukville said it wouldn't clear the newly constructed walks of snow, and the town of Port denied the responsibility as well — but what did the state say?
During the construction of the Hwy. 33 project, contracts were signed about who was responsible for maintaining what — but since it's completion those lines have blurred. Snow-covered sidewalks along Hwy. 33 point to a disagreement between the town of Port and the village of Saukville; the town sent a letter to the village saying they were responsible for clearing the snow there, according to an Ozaukee Press article. The village responded that it was the town's problem to deal with. Now, the Department of Transportation has sent a letter telling the village it's their responsibility and urging the town to cooperate in resolving the issue, the article said. Saukville officials will not take up the matter until its April 17 Village Board …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Port Washington Police Department responded to several calls of unshoveled sidewalks again in the past week, including a business and a church.
Several Port Washington residents as well as a business and a church have left recent snow unshoveled — and their neighbors are noticing. Port Washington police responded to four calls between March 3 and 4 and an additional complaint of unshoveled walks on March 8. According to the police reports:
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The woman was helping to shovel a relative's driveway when she pried open the vehicle's broken window and dumped snow inside, citing an ongoing dispute between her relative and the neighbor as motive.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction about statements made on Facebook. A 22-year-old Port Washington woman was given a disorderly conduct citation after being caught on tape shoveling snow into her relative's neighbor's car, citing an ongoing dispute between her relative and the neighbor as motive. A Port Washington officer was near Washington and Franklin streets at 2:42 p.m. Feb. 28 when a Port resident flagged him down and said a neighbor had just contacted him saying she had video of a woman shoveling snow into his car, the police report said. The officer asked the man why someone would be doing this, and he told the officer that there was an ongoing dispute between him and his neighbor regarding the "…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Port Washington police responded to several complaints of unshoveled sidewalks between Thursday and Saturday.
It seems like people have had it up to here with the winter weather, with several complaints received at the Port Washington Police Department regarding a lack of local shoveling etiquette. Port Washington police responded to six complaints related to snow and shoveling issues within three days last week. At 2:40 p.m. Thursday, a complaint was received about unshoveled sidewalks in the 400 block of Barry Avenue, according to police reports. At 4:16 p.m. that day, police sent city crews to the 700 block of North Wisconsin Street to clear the snow after a complaint of unshoveled walks. The city's work will be added to the homeowner's property tax bill. Then on Friday, police left a snow removal notice at a residence in the 200 block of North…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Heavy snow caused a tree to fall on a Port Washington home on Wednesday morning.
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- Lyssa Beyer
Wednesday, February 27
A Port Washington resident had quite the scare this morning when heavy snow caused a tree to topple onto her house. Meaghan Hoffmann said the tree feel just outside her master bedroom window — after she was up but back in the bedroom. Luckily, there isn't any damage — but the tree remains resting on the house while the residents seek help in getting it gone. Do you have photos from the snow? Add them to this article.
With the large amount of snow that fell on Port Washington and the surrounding area Tuesday night, many businesses are keeping their doors close — but some are still open for regular business. Check out this list of what's open on Patch.
Though officials in Port Washington were expecting to wake up to less than 6 inches of white fluff, area residents instead shoved their way out the door to dig out of the nearly foot of snow that fell overnight. Much more snow than we anticipated, we expected to see maybe 4 inches (when we woke up this morning)," Port Washington Street Commissioner Dave Ewig said, adding that he pins Port as one of the communities that saw 11 inches from the storm that continues to drop snow. Though main streets have been plowed, the heavy start to the early morning left many businesses unable to open on Tuesday. Here's a list of what's open, and what's not (information taken from local business' Facebook pages). Do you know of a business closed due to …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
From an emergency preparedness expert, here's a list of 10 gifts that just could save someone's life this season.
Snow can come in picturesque flurries or road-closing blizzards. Cold can make hot cocoa a welcome treat or lead to frostbite. If you live in Wisconsin, you need to be ready for whatever winter throws at you. David Maack, emergency management coordinator for Racine County, sent out this list of the top 10 emergency preparedness gifts. No matter who's on your gift list, one of these should fit the bill. And if they give you a funny look, you've got the best explanation ever: I care and want you to be safe. 1. Emergency Weather Radio A NOAA weather radio is like having your own emergency siren in your home. It is one of the best ways to protect your family in the case of a disaster. Emergency radios are a 24-hour source of weather …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Winter storm brings thunder snow, power outages to Port Washington and Saukville.
Power has been restored to the roughly 700 people affected by outages throughout Port Washington on Friday night, according to the outage map on the We Energies website. As of 10:40 p.m., We Energies spokesperson Barry McNulty said about 10,000 customers were affected by outages statewide, mostly because of wet, heavy snow. At about 10 a.m. Saturday, We Energies sent out this Tweet: "We've restored power to about 30,000. Just 1,300 to go, but new outages are being caused by wind and snow-laden limbs falling on wires." Outages in Port started about about 9:30 p.m. Friday according to the We Energies website. Six different outage locations were reported in Port, though McNulty said the area most affected is just north of downtown, along …
Friday, February 10, 2012
The National Weather Service expects wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph during Friday's blizzard, causing low visibility and hazardous driving conditions.
The white blanket that has been falling on us all morning is expected to get messier. The National Weather Service has issued a "hazardous weather outlook" for southeast and south central parts of Wisconsin. Snow is expected to last until about 3 p.m., with areas of blowing snow starting at around noon, according to the National Weather Service. "The windy conditions ... falling temperatures ... and falling snow will produce blowing snow and greatly reduce visibilities at times in eastern Wisconsin," the weather outlook explained. "The burst of snow and wind will make for hazardous travel over the Milwaukee metropolitan area by late morning an through the afternoon. The heaviest snow and greatest wind will occur around the middle of the …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Now that the bitter cold has settled in, residents should be aware of warnings signs that the extreme weather has taken a dangerous toll on your health.
Despite the late start, winter weather has finally arrived and is making itself known with single digit temperatures and sub-zero windchills. "Hypothermia and frostbite, in general, are something to think about in this type of weather," said Tedmond O'Reilly, a family practice doctor at the Aurora Advanced Healthcare clinic in Port Washington. Frostbite is a cold induced injury that can destroy skin tissue by killing cells in the body part it effects. "Frostbite can set in within minutes ... especially on days with sub zero wind chills," O'Reilly said. He recommends a few things to watch out for and do when heading outside. First, keep your eye on what the temperature is, along with the windchill, because that will increase the possible …