Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Winter storm "Saturn" is expected to dump 3-6 inches of snow in Fox Point and Bayside. Stay tuned for details on issues related to the storm in the villages.
When it's all said and done, winter storm "Saturn" will have dumped between 3-6 inches of snow on the area. According to our media partners at WISN12, it is expected to snow through Wednesday morning. Winds exceeding 30 MPH could make for hazardous driving conditions. However, lakeside villages like Fox Point and Bayside could experience lake-enhanced snow, bringing a higher potential for heavy totals along Lake Michigan. It's the third storm in as many weeks to barrel through the area during a winter that started off relatively warm and rainy. At 11:08 a.m., an accident was reported on I-43 southbound. It's sluggish traveling southbound near East Capitol Drive, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. No accidents have …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Snow totals were low along the lake so Thursday's winter storm caused little problem in Fox Point and Bayside.
People must drive pretty well in Fox Point. Despite the snow, Fox Point police told Patch they received zero reports of accidents related to the weather. In fact, said Officer Steve Grossmueller, the department has fielded no calls about anything related to the snow. “We have had no calls in any weather-related issues,” he said. “The snow wasn’t too terrible here. We had no accidents or trees down.” He attributed it in part to the Public Works Department. “Our DPW is good at getting roads cleared and salted,” he said. In Bayside, it was similarly sleepy. Lt. Tom Henkel told Patch, “We didn’t have anything out of the ordinary, just a few accidents in the area. It was really not that big of a deal here.” Bayside’s Deputy Village Manager …
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 …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
He told officers he only did one shot of vodka, with his parents.
A 16-year-old from Fox Point was arrested March 2 for OWI after he got stuck in a snow bank when he misjudged the opening in the boulevard along Santa Monica Boulevard. According to the report: It was 10 p.m. and a Fox Point officer was returning to the station at the end of his shift when he noticed a car stuck in the snow covered, grass median in the 7300 block of North Santa Monica Boulevard. As the officer approached the car, a man got out of the still-running car. When asked what happened, he said he was backing out of the driveway and misjudged the opening in the boulevard, backed into the snow covered grass median and got stuck. According to the report, he seemed dazed so the officer asked how old he was and if he’d been drinking. …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Roughly 200 Fox Point residents were without power for a few hours over the weekend.
It's late in the evening, quiet and dark outside. You're watching television and suddenly you hear a loud crack, crash and boom! That's when you realize, the tree outside your living room window just fell, crashing into your home. That's what Fox Point resident Rachael Herrenbruck experienced during the weekend's snow storms that blanketed southeast Wisconsin in heavy, wet snow. "At first it sounded like snow sliding off the roof, but then the bigger branches came down and we all ducked like that would save us," Herrenbruck said. And she's not the only one who experienced falling trees and branches. According to Brian Manthey, a spokesmen for WE Energies, about 200 people lost power thanks to falling trees and limbs. Power was restored to …
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. At 12:30 p.m. today, the North Shore Fire Department responded to an accident on Interstate 43 just South of Silver Spring Drive in Glendale. If you're driving through there, the fire department advises to proceed with caution as traffic is very backed up and stop-and-go. 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. Check Patch's interative map before heading out today. "The windy conditions ... falling temperatures ... and falling snow will…
Friday, December 30, 2011
Villages garner big savings, snow aficionados are left disappointed.
The Bayside sled hill is quite green for the end of December, mailboxes are still in tact and kids are wondering why there's no snowmen in their yards. Usually this time of year, you look out your window to see massive mounds of snow, but right now, it's nothing but puddles. It's been a pretty quiet beginning of the winter season for much of Wisconsin, including Fox Point and Bayside. And while village government officials are glad that the lack of snow is saving them some money, many residents are a bit disappointed. "Every morning when I open the living room drapes, I say a little prayer that it snowed during the night," Julie Olsen of Fox Point said in a Facebook post. "Sadly, my prayers are never answered. It's not winter in Wisconsin …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This is your last chance to get rid of leaves before winter snows bury them all.
The Village’s loose leaf collection is coming to an end in November. Please check the loose leaf collection map to determine your final collection date. This will be your last chance to get rid of any leaves you have in your yard before winter arrives. Residents can also bring bagged leaves to the yard waste drop-off site, 201 E. Fairy Chasm Road., at any time. Crews will begin collection in the northwest section of the Village and will work each day on leaf collection. On average, each home is collected three times each fall. Heavy leaf fall, coupled with inclement weather can slow crews. We ask for your patience during these times. Loose Leaf Guidelines
Friday, February 4, 2011
After riding around for two hours with a Bayside plow driver, editor learns that some people just don't appreciate the guys who clear the roads.
"Your chariot awaits." That's how Dave Steger, Bayside Department of Public Works employee, greeted me Wednesday as I hopped aboard his snowplow to hit village streets following one of the biggest storms in a decade. After "Snowmageddon 2011," I decided that the best way to check out the village's cleanup efforts would be a ride-along in a snowplow, and, boy, did I get a different perspective of Bayside. Dave is from West Bend, and was kind enough to answer all my goofy questions about how they avoid mailboxes, if he now hates snow, and why some people find it appropriate to make odd faces as the plow trucks go by. He has been working with the DPW for about 20 years, 14 of them in Bayside. The trip began with a near altercation involving …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
After the 2011 blizzard, mountains of snow clogged driveways and blocked sidewalks.
After receiving 18 t0 21 inches of snow, with gusty winds blowing snow into even larger drifts, Bayside residents were out nice and early digging out their driveways and side walks. Here's some photos of the local cleanup efforts from Snowmageddon 2011.