Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 8:54am

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency on January 26, 2021.

This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect this evening starting at 1:00 a.m. for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison.

The snow emergency will remain in effect until at least 7 a.m. on January 28, 2021.

Violators of overnight alternate side parking rules can be ticketed and may be towed. Considering the severity of this storm, and the need to plow streets to keep them wide open in response, residents who choose not to follow these overnight parking rules should expect to be ticketed during this snow emergency.

You must also follow all posted daytime parking restrictions. These parking restrictions help plowing operations by creating an open lane of travel for plow trucks. If you choose to ignore these daytime parking rules, you should expect to be ticketed and likely towed.

All Madison residents are encouraged to choose off-street parking options for their vehicles and trailers. Fewer obstacles in the road means plowing operations will be safer, faster, and more complete.

Parking on the Street Tonight (Tuesday 1/26/21 into early morning of Wednesday 1/27/21)
All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of January 26 into early morning of January 27) need to 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.

Parking on the Street Tomorrow Night (Wednesday 1/27/21 into the early morning of Thursday 1/28/21)
Vehicles parked on the tomorrow night (the evening of Wednesday, January 27 into early morning of Thursday, January 28) should be 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.

Other Parking Information
Parking will be 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.

Additional Information
For additional plowing operations information and road condition expectations, check the Plow Update on the winter website, www.cityofmadison.com/winter.

The winter website is also the source for more information about all things winter, including parking, salt usage, sidewalk shoveling, and winter recreation opportunities.
An additional source of winter parking information can be heard by calling the winter parking hotline at 608-261-9111.
 

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