Preparing for Monday morning commute following Blizzard Evelyn

Road crews prepare for Monday commute following Blizzard Evelyn. (WLUK/ Amber Luckett)

BROWN COUNTY (WLUK) -- Although road crews in Brown County have been working hard to clear the way for Monday's commute, they're advising drivers to stay off the roads if possible.

With gusting winds and blowing snow Paul Fontecchio the Director of Public Works said crews will be working well into Monday morning and even into Tuesday.

"The crews work 12 hours on 12 hours off. But even with this wind and this type of storm intensity there is no way to keep up," said Fontecchio.

Green Bay resident Nicole Marchand was out and about Sunday. She said she had no choice but to drive despite the dangerous road conditions because of work.

"I manage the Holiday Inn over on Ramada Way, so I wanted to make sure we had enough staff to take care of the guest because we had over 80 rooms in from the night before.

So then I tried to get my driveway clean out so I could get into work," said Marchand. "'I've lived in Green Bay for 25 years now and don't remember getting this much snow this quick and with the wind totally

disabling an area."

Fontecchio said the department will not be treating the roads with sand or salt until they finish plowing and they hope to have that started by Tuesday.

Blizzard Evelyn also affected travel heading out of the Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport. All flights heading out Sunday were either canceled or delayed.

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