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Update: Villages End Snow Emergency

The snow emergencies in Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant ended Friday.

**Updated 3 p.m. Feb. 8

Officials in Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant have ended the snow emergencies declared Thursday.

Sturtevant Director of Public Works Chuck Stachowski announced the end at 9:30 a.m. while Mount Pleasant DPW Director Mark Benish allowed his village's to expire at 3 p.m.

Both villages declared a snow emergency beginning at 6 p.m. in Sturtevant and at 8 p.m. in Mount Pleasant.

According to an email Thursday from Benish, the village followed the example of the City of Racine.

"The Mt Pleasant Highway department will follow suit staring at 8:00 pm tonight until 3:00 pm Friday afternoon," his message reads.

Benish extended the emergency until 3 p.m. Friday.

In Sturtevant, Stachowski also declared a snow emergency - this one beginning at 6 p.m. - but he dids not attached an end time.

"We will cancel the emergency once we get the streets cleared," he told Patch.

'Please stay home'

Both Benish and Stachowski asked residents to stay home if they didn't absolutely need to venture out on area roadways.

"Roads are treacherous but passable," Stachowski said. "Please stay home if you don't need to go out."

Mount Pleasant drivers are reported to Benish that roads were very slippery.

Crews from both villages were out most of the day Thursday but knocked off around 7 p.m. before getting back at it while most of us were still asleep.

"We're concentrating on the busy streets and intersections," Benish said Thursday afternoon. "It's hard to keep up when (the snow) falls this fast so we'll go back out around 1 or 2 a.m. after the snow stops."

Parking restrictions were in effect in Mount Pleasant so residents needed to be sure that since today is an even day - Feb. 8 - they park on the even side of their street to not just avoid a ticket but also to give plows the room they need.

In Sturtevant, during a snow emergency, all cars must be moved off village streets for DPW plows to clear snow.

Chris Wright February 07, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Sturtevant snow emergencies requires all cars be off the streets. No on street parking is allowed.
Heather Asiyanbi February 08, 2013 at 12:27 AM
@Chris - thanks for the reminder! I've updated the story to reflect that information.
shelli york February 08, 2013 at 01:24 PM
nice to add the no parking on Sturtevant streets after first post that said park on even side of street will be disputing tickets geeze right info would of been nice :/

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