Snow Emergency Continues, Some Streets Subject to Towing

December 10, 2008

Snow Emergency Continues Tonight

A snow emergency remains in effect for the City of Madison. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street this evening. If you must park on the street you should park on the ODD house numbered side of the street. Details on winter parking restrictions are available at www.cityofmadison.com/winter. Violations of the alternate side parking restrictions during a snow emergency are punishable by a $60 fine.

The Streets Division will be plowing back snow on residential streets this evening. They will also be doing some snow removal downtown and starting the process of clearing windrows from bus stops.

Vehicles May Be Towed Downtown Overnight

The heavy snowstorm and lack of compliance with alternate side parking restrictions will necessitate the towing of illegally parked vehicles on several streets in the downtown/isthmus area tonight. Towing is necessary to avoid several streets becoming too narrow for emergency vehicles and others to safely traverse.

Parking Enforcement staff will be ticketing and towing cars parked in violation of the alternate side parking rules on the following streets,

North and South Bedford St. North Henry St.
North and South Franklin St. North Carroll St.
North and South Hancock St. 900 and 1000 Blocks of Spaight St.
West Mifflin St.
West Main St.
West Doty St.
West Dayton St.
West Wilson St.
West Gilman St.

If you must park on one of these streets, you must park on the ODD house numbered side tonight. Vehicles parked illegally on these streets will receive a $60 parking ticket plus a $50 towing charge.

Don't Push Snow Into The Street

Madison residents are reminded that it is illegal to push snow into City streets and roadways. Snow left on the street poses a safety hazard and can lead to rutted streets.

"No one like to get snow in their driveway," Streets Division spokesperson George Dreckmann said. "Unfortunately, when we plow the streets the snow has to go off to the side and it ends up in driveways. We need Madison residents to move the snow from their driveway openings onto the terrace, between the sidewalk and the street, and not out into the street."

The Streets Division is unable to get back and plow residential streets a second time, and snow left in the street by residents ends up being packed down on the road. This leads to icy conditions and rutted streets.

Contact:
  • George Dreckmann, 267-2626
  • Al Schumacher, 266-4680