The Viroqua Police Department & Viroqua Street Department are requesting assistance from all residences in the City that have a sidewalk. Due to the recent rain and extreme cold, many sidewalks are ice covered and hazardous. We are asking for assistance in making the sidewalks safe for all people to use. In the severe cold standard salt does not work well. Alternative deicers such as zero ice, or materials that improve traction such as sand, sawdust, wood shavings and/or kitty litter can be used to improve the safety of ice covered sidewalks.
The City understands that due to the weather conditions this has been a difficult task. We are sure though, that no one wants anybody to get injured while walking on a sidewalk that could have been easily remedied. A complete copy of the press release can be read below: