Archived News: This news release is more than one year old and may include outdated information.

Plowing operations likely to continue until noon Sunday, January 20.

The Streets Division will not declare snow emergency tonight, January 19. Citywide plowing operations will continue throughout today and will likely continue until noon Sunday.

The Streets Division requests that all Madison residents choose off-street parking options for their vehicles and trailers throughout today and during the overnight hours. Fewer obstacles in the road means the ongoing plowing operations will be safer, faster, and more complete.

Since there will be no declared snow emergency in effect tonight, alternate side parking restrictions will only be enforced outside of the Snow Emergency Zone. As a reminder, the Snow Emergency Zone is located on the isthmus between S. Park Street and the Yahara River, plus the Greenbush and Vilas neighborhoods.

Alternate side parking restrictions only apply between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Vehicles outside of the Snow Emergency Zone violating alternate side parking rules may be ticketed and towed.

City of Madison plow trucks will be working during these overnight hours tonight to plow back areas that were blocked by parked cars during daytime plowing operations.

During these overnight hours, residents outside of the Snow Emergency Zone should avoid parking vehicles on the street if possible, and to abide by alternate side parking restrictions if they must park on the street.

Residents within the Snow Emergency Zone are encouraged to remove their vehicles from the street tonight, too, in order to help with plowing operations.

With City of Madison plow trucks working through the day and night, roadway users may encounter a plow truck on the roads today. Remember to give the plows plenty of space in order for them to do their work safely.

Additional information about City of Madison winter operations, including parking, can be found at