City of
Madison

District 15

Alder David Ahrens

Alder David Ahrens

Alder David Ahrens

Contact Information

Home Address:

4117 Major Ave.
Madison , WI 53716

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Ahrens’ Updates

Snow Emergency

February 9, 2018 11:00 AM

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. Alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. There will be no large item collection today to help facilitate plowing operations. Refuse and recycling collection, however, will go on as scheduled.

The snow emergency will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on Sunday, February 11.

The Streets Division crews along with heavy equipment contractors will begin plowing all city streets at 7am on Friday, February 9. All Madison streets should have their initial plowing 12 to 14 hours after the citywide operation commences. The combined plow force of the Streets Division and heavy equipment contractors will be approximately 150 pieces of equipment. 

The Streets Division requests that all Madison residents remove vehicles and trailers from the street if possible. Fewer obstacles in the road means crews the plowing operations will be safer, faster, and more complete.  If residents must park on the street, it is very important to follow alternate side parking rules tonight, and all other daytime parking rules.

Alternate side parking restrictions are enforced from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Vehicles violating alternate side parking rules may be ticketed and towed.   

Refuse, Recycling on Schedule; No Large Items Today

The Streets Division will have crews assigned to collect the tan refuse and green recycling carts. However, the snow on residential streets will likely slow collection crews.  

Parking on the Street Tonight (Friday 2/9/18 into early morning of Saturday 2/10/18)

All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of February 9 into early morning of February 10) need to have their vehicles on the EVEN house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1am and 7am. 

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.

Parking on the Street Tomorrow Night (Saturday 2/10/18 into the early morning of Sunday 2/11/18)

Vehicles parked on the street tomorrow night (the evening of February 10 into early morning of February 11) should have their vehicles on the ODD house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1 AM and 7 AM. 

Additional Parking Information

 

Since the Streets Division will be plowing during the day, it is probable travelers will encounter snowplows working to clear the roads. Be sure to give the operators plenty of space as they work to make the roads safe. Also, since this will be a daytime plowing operations, crews may also be slowed by the regular daytime traffic, and to combine that with the fairly deep snow event could make for a slower than usual citywide plowing operations.

For those commuting through the city, everyone should make good choices when on the roads. Crews worked through the night on the salt routes, which are the main thoroughfares of Madison. However, the snowfall was particularly heavy at times and covered over their work. Crews will keep looping through the salt routes to have them cleared before starting residential plowing.  Residential streets are covered with deep snow, meaning conditions will be quite slippery. The residential streets will remain snow covered until plow trucks can service this street, which again, can take some time.

 

Madison residents can get additional; snow emergency information at www.cityofmadison.com/winter and addition winter parking information by calling 608-261-9111.

 




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