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Madison

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

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 Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

Weather Updates

December 29, 2015 4:05 PM


District 1 Residents: 

I hope you are enjoying the holidays. The following information was distributed through the City of Madison website to update residents on weather alerts. 

December 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: 

Bryan Johnson 438-8526 or George Dreckmann 267-2626

City of Madison Declares Snow Emergency

The city of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  The snow emergency will remain in effect until 7am on 12/31/15.
 
The Streets Division had 32 crews that continually serviced the salt routes overnight.  Starting at 5am today, we will begin plowing residential streets.  We have called in our contractors, and our combined snow plow force will be approximately 170 pieces of equipment.  Due to the depth and density of this snow, we expect it will take 12 hours to clear all residential streets curb-to-curb.

The main streets remain in good winter driving condition, but slippery spots persist.  Caution and patience are recommended.  While residential streets are being cleared, temporary windrows may impede access to side streets.  As always, make good choices by planning for extra travel time, allowing extra braking distance, and following all other safe winter driving techniques.
 
With the declared snow emergency, residents in the Snow Emergency Zone must abide by alternate side parking rules, as should the rest of the city of Madison.  Alternate side parking restrictions for the Snow Emergency Zone will be in effect on 12/30 from 1am to 7am, and again on 12/31 from 1am to 7am.

Vehicles parked on the street this evening should park on the even house numbered side of the street.  Vehicles parked on the street Wednesday evening should park 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.  Be aware that all daytime parking restrictions will be enforced.

Parking is available in the cashiered sections of city-owned ramps in the downtown area.  During the declared snow emergency, you can park for no charge at the City ramps from 9pm until 7am.  If you enter before 9pm, or leave after 7am, you are liable for any parking charges accrued before 9pm and from 7am 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 W. Washington Ave.
 
This particular snow is wet and very heavy. And with the 6-plus inches of accumulation, residents should expect deep, heavy windrows at the base of their driveway after the streets have been plowed.  These windrows are the residents' responsibility to clear, and they may prove difficult.  Please be patient and take appropriate precautions when clearing this snow. 
 
It is recommended that residents sign up for winter weather updates through the City of Madison winter website(www.cityofmadison.com/winter).  On this site, residents can sign up to receive emails that provide plowing updates, snow emergency updates, and sidewalk clearing alerts.  Residents can stay up to date to plan their commutes and stay informed on snow operations.  The website hosts several other links to useful winter information, ranging from winter recreation activities to location of public sand piles.

Parking restrictions will be enforced.
 

The Committee on the Environment issued a press release on leaves and reduced salt use for sidewalks that has been published to the City's web site:  https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/now-is-the-time-to-help-our-lakes-with-two-simple-steps. The important thing for people to consider at this time is not to over salt. 

The snow that started to accumulate on Monday, December 28, 2015 and continued into Tuesday, December 29, 2015 must be cleared from public sidewalks by noon on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. 

This storm event contained significant moisture and ice may be present underneath the snow cover. In addition to the snow removal, any ice or hard packed snow must also be removed from the sidewalk or be treated with sand, salt, or other suitable material capable or eliminating a slip hazard until such a time that the ice and hard packed snow can be removed. Prompt removal is always in your own best interest. Free sand is available at the following locations: 
http://www.cityofmadison.com/residents/winter/SnowIce/sand.cfm

If possible, please help your neighbors that may be incapable of removing the snow. 

The city of Madison has declared a snow emergency. The snow emergency will remain in effect until 7am on 12/31/15. With the declared snow emergency, residents in the Snow Emergency Zone must abide by alternate side parking rules, as should the rest of the city of Madison. Alternate side parking restrictions for the Snow Emergency Zone will be in effect on 12/30 from 1am to 7am, and again on 12/31 from 1am to 7am. If possible, Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street. Vehicles parked on the street this evening should park on the even house numbered side of the street. Vehicles parked on the street Wednesday evening should park 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. Be aware that all daytime parking restrictions will be enforced. Parking is available in the cashiered sections of city-owned ramps in the downtown area. During the declared snow emergency, you can park for no charge at the City ramps from 9pm until 7am. If you enter before 9pm, or leave after 7am, you are liable for any parking charges accrued before 9pm and from 7am 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 W. Washington Ave. Madison residents can get complete snow emergency information at www.cityofmadison.com/winter or by calling 261-9111
 




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