Alder Sheri Carter,
Council Vice President
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Carter’s Updates
Feb. 5th - Monday Afternoon Snow Update
Another round of snow Monday will make for a tough after-work commute. All commuters will need to be slow, alert, and patient on their way through Madison. Slick conditions are likely as the roadways will be covered with snow.
The Streets Division will have 32 crews treating the salt routes when the snows begin. However, temperatures will be too cold for salt. Crews will instead deploy sand for traction on city's salt route network so long as temperatures remain below the 15-degree threshold for salt's effectiveness. Crews will continue treating their routes through the evening rush, and on through the overnight hours.
All roadway users should exercise caution on their afternoon commutes and must be sure to make good choices. All city roads, including main thoroughfares, will likely be snow covered. Be sure to allow for extra stopping distance and travel time. And be sure to be mindful of your speed.
It is also possible that the Tuesday morning commute may also be difficult. Temperatures are expected to remain below 15 degrees overnight, which means no salt will be used on the main routes. Commuters should plan on needing a few extra minutes in the morning in order to have slow and safe travels through the city.
Also, it is important to remember that tonight is also the second night for the snow emergency that was declared on Sunday. Alternate side parking will be enforced throughout the city, including the downtown/isthmus Snow Emergency Zone. Be sure to abide by alternate side parking in order for crews to continue cleaning up from the weekend's snow event, and also help combat this evening's snow.
Streets Division staff will be monitoring the roads and weather carefully. Future updates will be provided as conditions require.
Snow Emergency Continues until 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 6
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 6. This means alternate side parking restrictions are in effect throughout the entire city again tonight, including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone. The snow emergency zone is bordered on the east by the Yahara River and on the west by South Park Street.
Residents, especially those in the snow emergency zone, are asked to not park their vehicles on the street again tonight if possible. Crews will be working throughout the night to plow back areas that had been blocked by parked cars during initial plowing operations.
Parking on the Street Tonight (Monday 2/5 into the early morning of Tuesday 2/6)
Vehicles parked on the street tonight (the evening of February 5 into early morning of February 6) should have their vehicles on the EVEN house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Violations of the alternate side parking rules are punishable by a fine of $60 throughout the entire City of Madison. Violators could also be towed.
Other Parking Information
Residents are reminded that all daytime parking restrictions will be enforced. That includes restrictions that ban parking on selected blocks in the downtown/isthmus area and on the near east and near west sides. Parkers should pay attention to all parking signs.
Parking is available in the cashiered sections of city-owned ramps in the downtown area. During a declared snow emergency, you can park for no charge at the City ramps from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. If you enter before 9 p.m. or leave after 7 a.m. you are liable for any parking charges before 9 p.m. and from 7 a.m. until the time you leave.
When parking in the ramps overnight, do not park on the top level so this area can be plowed. Be aware that vehicles stored in city ramps longer than 48 hours are subject to being ticketed and towed. Meters in lots and ramps are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Parking is also available at the Brittingham Park Shelter parking lot off of W. Washington Ave.
Madison residents can get additional snow emergency information at www.cityofmadison.com/winter, and additional winter parking information by calling 608-261-9111
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