Declared Snow Emergency

posted February 1, 2015 8:38 AM

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone.
Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street if possible.  Residents who must park on the street this evening should park on the EVEN house numbered side of the street.  Vehicles parked on the street Monday evening February 2nd should be parked on the ODD house numbered side of the street.  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.    
The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until at least 7 a.m. on Tuesday February 3rd.

Declared Snow Emergency Rules

  • A Declared Snow Emergency is when snow accumulates to 3" or more and all the streets in the downtown Snow Emergency Zone must be plowed.
  • When this occurs, people who park in the Snow Emergency Zone must abide by the alternate side parking rules for a minimum of the next two nights.
  • A Snow Emergency is declared whenever it becomes necessary to plow ALL residential streets.
  • A Snow Emergency will always be declared prior to 9 p.m. if it is to take effect that night.
  • If conditions warrant, a Snow Emergency can be extended beyond the 48 hours.
  • A Snow Emergency is a City-wide policy.

Please note: During a Snow Emergency, if you violate the Alternate Side Parking rules, the fines are $60, plus a $50 towing fee.

Don't let the snow lead to a ticket or a tow!

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