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Snow emergency will be in effect until 7am on February 6.

Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 6
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 6.  This means alternate side parking restrictions are in effect throughout the entire city again tonight, including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone.  The snow emergency zone is bordered on the east by the Yahara River and on the west by South Park Street.

Residents, especially those in the snow emergency zone, are asked to not park their vehicles on the street again tonight if possible.  Crews will be working throughout the night to plow back areas that had been blocked by parked cars during initial plowing operations. 

Parking on the Street Tonight (Monday 2/5 into the early morning of Tuesday 2/6)
Vehicles parked on the street tonight (the evening of February 5 into early morning of February 6) should have their vehicles on the EVEN house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.  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/isthmus area and on the near east and near west sides. Parkers should pay attention to all parking signs.
Parking is 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 emergency information at, and additional winter parking information by calling 608-261-9111.