Madison Declares Snow Emergency on February 20
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:59am
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency today, February 20, 2019.
This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect tonight for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. The snow emergency will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on February 22, 2019.
The Streets Division encourages all residents to choose off-street parking options throughout the day on February 20 and reminds everyone to follow daytime parking rules as well as the overnight alternate side parking rules. Fewer obstacles in the road means plowing operations will be safer, faster, and more complete.
Individuals who park their vehicle in the Snow Emergency Zone overnight must abide by alternate side parking rules. Those who do not follow the alternate side parking rules may be ticketed and towed.
All Madison streets should be cleaned up from today’s winter storm by 8:00 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019.
Parking on the Street Tonight (Wednesday 2/20/19 into early morning of Thursday 2/21/19)
All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of February 20 into early morning of February 21) 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.
Other Parking Information
Residents are reminded that all daytime 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.
Madison residents can get additional snow plowing and snow emergency information at www.cityofmadison.com/winter and addition winter parking information by calling 608-261-9111.
- Bryan Johnson, 608-267-2626, email@example.com