Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 12:34pm

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency on January 31, 2021.

This means overnight alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect for the next two nights for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison.

During the overnight hours for the next two nights, the Streets Division will be working to push back snow to the curb in an effort to keep streets wide and safe for all roadway users.
Violators of overnight alternate side parking rules can be ticketed and may be towed.

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 (Sunday, 1/31/21 into early morning of Monday, 2/1/21)
All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of January 31 into early morning of February 1) 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 (Monday, 2/1/21 into the early morning of Tuesday, 2/2/21)
Vehicles parked on the tomorrow night (the evening of Monday, February 1 into early morning of Tuesday, February 2) 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.

Why You Should Follow Alternate Side Parking
Following alternate side parking keeps the roads open, wide, and safe for all roadway users – cars, bicycles, emergency vehicles, refuse/recycling collection, and so on.
Additional Information

For additional plowing operations information and road condition expectations, check the Plowing 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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