Madison Snow Emergency Declared



The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. This snow emergency will remain in effect until 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 30. Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street if possible. Fewer obstacles in the road means the plowing operations will be safer, faster and more complete.

All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of December 28 into early morning of December 29) must park their vehicles on the ODD house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Violations of the alternate side parking rules are punishable by a fine of $60 throughout the entire City of Madison. Violators may also be towed. If a vehicle is towed, an additional $65 towing fee is added to the parking citation.

Other Parking Information
Residents are reminded that all daytime parking restrictions will be enforced. Parkers should pay attention to all parking signs. Parking is available in the cashiered sections of City-owned garages in the downtown area. During a declared Snow Emergency you can park for no charge at the City garages from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. If you enter before 9:00 p.m. or leave after 7:00 a.m. you are liable for any parking charges before 9:00 p.m. and from 7:00 a.m. until the time you leave.

When parking in the garages overnight, do not park on the top level so this area can be plowed. Be aware that vehicles stored longer than 48 hours are subject to being ticketed and towed. Meters in City garages and lots are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Free parking is also available at the Brittingham Park Shelter parking lot off of West Washington Avenue.

Residents can sign up to receive text and/or email alerts whenever a snow emergency is declared at You will also get storm and plowing updates at the website or by calling (608) 261-9111.

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Alder Juliana Bennet

Alder Juliana Bennett

District 2
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