Madison Declares Snow Emergency

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:04am

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency on February 18, 2020. Alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect starting at 1:00 a.m. this evening 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 February 20, 2020.

Those who do not follow the alternate side parking rules may be ticketed and towed.

Snow emergency declarations activate alternate side parking rules citywide. After assessing the plowing operations that began last night, especially in the narrow downtown streets, it is clear citywide alternate side parking will be necessary to assist in clean up from this storm.

Parking on the Street Tonight (Tuesday 2/18/20 into early morning of Wednesday 2/19/20)
All residents who must park on the street tonight 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 2/19/20 into the early morning of Thursday 2/20/20)
Vehicles parked on the tomorrow night (the evening of Wednesday, February 19 into the early morning hours of Thursday, February 20) should have their vehicles 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
Residents are reminded that all daytime and signed parking restrictions will be enforced. That includes restrictions that ban parking on selected blocks in the downtown area and on the near east and near west sides. Parkers should pay attention to all parking signs.

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
Madison residents can get additional snow emergency, plowing, and general winter information at www.cityofmadison.com/winter.

An additional source of winter parking information can be heard by calling the winter parking hotline at 608-261-9111.
 

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