City of
Madison

District 2

Alder Ledell Zellers

Alder Ledell Zellers

Alder Ledell Zellers

Contact Information

Home Address:

510 N Carroll St
Madison , WI 53703

Council Office

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

Alder Zellers’ Updates

Madison Declares Snow Emergency

January 25, 2017 12:58 PM

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means 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.  This snow emergency will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on Friday, January 27.

The Streets Division along with contractors will begin plowing all city streets this evening.  We expect plowing operations to start around 10pm on Thursday, January 26 and it will take 10 to 12 hours for all streets to be cleared.  Currently, Streets Division crews are maintaining the city salt routes and will remain on the salt routes until switching to plowing operations around 10pm when the snow is predicted to come to a close. The combined plow force of the Streets Division and contractors will be approximately 170 pieces of equipment.

Madison residents are asked to remove all 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. 

Parking on the Street Tonight (Wednesday 1/25 into early morning of Thursday 1/26)

All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of January 25 into early morning of January 26) 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 (Thursday 1/26 into the early morning of Friday 1/27)

Vehicles parked on the tomorrow night (the evening of January 26 into early morning of January 27) should have their vehicles on the ODD 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.

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.

Why You Should Follow Alternate Side Parking

Following alternate side parking keeps the roads open, wide, and safe for all roadway users – cars, bikes, emergency vehicles, refuse/recycling collection, and so on.

During tonight's snow emergency, when you park on the EVEN side of the street as you should, that leaves an open lane of travel on the ODD side for the plows to push the snow all the way back to the curb.

And tomorrow night, when you park on the ODD as you should, that means plows can get to all the snow on the EVEN side that they could not the night before since of all the parked cars were there.

Heavy Snow and the Morning Commute

This snow is very heavy and wet.  We will work to plow all the residential streets during the overnight hours, which unfortunately mean driveway aprons will be filled with this hard-to-shovel snow.  Be sure to allow yourself extra time Thursday morning to clear a path through the snow so your Thursday morning commute will not be impacted.  Also, be sure to take extra care when shoveling your driveway and sidewalks due to how heavy this snow will be.

While we hope to have the snow plowed from all City of Madison streets by the start of the Thursday commute, it is probable our crews will still be out plowing at that time.  Be sure to give our operators plenty of space as they work to make the roads safe.

If you are on the roads during the plow operations, it is common to encounter temporary windrows blocking side streets as crews loop through neighborhoods plowing the snow back to the curb. 

In general, everyone is encouraged to make good choices when on the roads.  Plan on needing plenty of extra travel time to get to your destination. Drive slow. Brake early. Be cautious.    

Madison residents can get complete snow emergency information at www.cityofmadison.com/winter or by calling 261-9111.

 




Tags: Snow

Email to a friend Email to a friend

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the Alder Zellers, District 2 email list:


By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.


Archive

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013

Labels

Liquor License
Madison
Neighborhood Information
Neighborhood Meeting
Redevelopment/Development Proposal Meeting
Uncategorized

Tags

100 Block W. Doty  1200 block E. Washington  800 Block E. Washington  Accessory Dwelling Unit  Affordable Housing  Air Quality  Airport  Alcohol  Application  Ash Trees  Assessments  Audible Turn Signal - buses  Bassett Street  Bed & Breakfast  Bethel  Biking  Billboards  Body Cameras  Breese Stevens  Broom Street  Brush Collection  Budget  Burr Jones Park  Bus Rapid Transit  Bus routes  Business  Butler  Campus Master Plan  Cancel  Capitol East  Capitol Square  Car sharing  CCOC  Central Park  Chabad House  City County Building  City Government organization  Climate Change  Closure  Community  Compost Bin  Comprehensive Plan  Constellation  Cosmos  Crazylegs  Data  Demolition  Detour  Development  Development Proposal  Dogs  Downtown Retail  Drop-Off  Dust  E. Dayton  E. Gilman  E. Gorham  E. Johnson Street  E. Main  E. Mifflin  E. Washington  Economic Development  Edgewater  Emerald Ash Borer  Emergency Shelter  Emerson-Eken Park-Yahara Plan Process  Energy  Entertainment License  Evans Scholars  Event  Executive Residence  Facade Improvement Grant  Feedback  Fiber  Fire  Fireworks  First Settlement  Flushing  Food Policy  Fordem  Forum  Freakfest  Galaxie  Gangs  Garver  Gilman  Giveaway  Gorham  Gorham Street  Government organization  Grants  Guide  Harlem Renaissance Museum  Historic Districts  Historic Preservation  Homecoming  Homeless Issues  Hotel  Houden  Housing  Housing Initiatives  Howard Place  Idling  Idling  Imagine Madison  Immigration  Initiative  Iota Court  Ironman  James Madison Park  Judge Doyle Square  Knapp House  Lakes  Lamp House Block Plan ad hoc Committee  Landlord  Landmarks  Landmarks Ordinance  Langdon Street  Leaf Collection  Lighting  Livingston  Madison Area Technical College  Madison Gas & Electric  Madison Marathon  Madison Municipal Building  Madison Night Market  MadiSUN  Make Music Madison  Mansion Hill Historic District  Marathon  MATC  McGrath Project  Meeting  Messner site  Metro Bus Service  Mini-Marathon  Monona Terrace  Moped  Mopeds  Move Out  MPD  N Blair  N Butler  N Pinckney  N. Blair  N. Carroll  N. Few  N. Franklin  N. Hancock  N. Henry Street  Nakoosa Trail  Neighborhood Information  Neighborhood Meeting  Neighborhood Roundtable  Noise  Nuisance ordinance  Oscar Mayer  Overture  Paddle & Portage  Pahl Tire  Paratransit  Parking  Parking Structure  Parks  Pasqual's  Pedestrians  Period Garden Park  Pesticides  Philosophers Grove  Pinckney Street  Planning  Planning  Playground  Police  Pollinators  Polls  Pollution  Post Office  Preservation Plan  Public Health  Public Market  Public Restroom  Quality of Life  Rain Barrel  Reconstruction  Recycle  Recyclopedia  Redevelopment  Reform  Renewable  Renovation Program  Repaving  Report  Reynolds Block  Reynolds Park  Rhythm & Booms  Ride Sharing  Ride the Drive  S. Hamilton  Salvation Army  Schools  SEED Grant  Sewer  Shamrock Shuffle  Sherman Ave  Showerhead  Sidewalk cafés  Sidewalks  Signs  Sinkhole  Slacklining  Small Cap TIF  Snow  Solar  Spark  State Street  Steensland House  Stone House  Street Closure  Street Reconstruction  Street Use Permit  Study  Subcommittee  Subcommittee  Summit Credit Union  Survey  Sustainability  Sycamore Avenue  Taste of Madison  Taxes  Tenant  Tenney Lapham Neighborhood  Tenney Park  TIF  Traffic  Transportation  Trash Collection  Trees  Undergrounding of Utilities  Unicycle  Union Cab  University of Wisconsin  Urban Design Commission  Urban Forestry  UW  Vending  Violence  Voting  W. Washington  Water  Water Utility  Webster Street  Wind  Windows  Wisconsin Ave  Yahara Parkway  Yard Waste  Zoning