Snow Emergency Continues Tonight; Overnight Alternate Side Parking Rules in Effect Citywide
A snow emergency remains in effect for the City of Madison tonight, January 30, 2023.
When parking your vehicle this evening, please choose off-street parking options. Overnight crews are again working on clearing snow from roadways that has been blocked by parked cars during previous attempts at plowing snow back to the curb.
If you cannot find an off-street option, everyone in the City of Madison must follow alternate side parking rules again this evening. This includes those who park within the Snow Emergency Zone.
Parking on the Street Tonight
Vehicles parked on the street tonight (Monday, January 30 into the early morning of Tuesday, January 31) should be on the ODD 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 may also be towed. If a vehicle is towed, an additional towing fee will be added to the parking ticket.
Follow All Posted Parking Rules, Too
The Streets Division will also be using posted daytime parking restrictions to help clear snow. You must follow those posted rules and the alternate side parking rules.
Failure to follow any parking rule may result in your vehicle being ticketed and potentially 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.
Additional information about winter plowing and parking can be found on the City of Madison winter website, www.cityofmadison.com/winter. Parking information can also be heard by calling the winter parking hotline at 608-261-9111.
The opportunity to vote on the names of four pieces of snowplowing equipment in the City of Madison fleet ends soon. You have until 8:00pm on Friday, February 3 to vote. The website to vote is www.wisaltwise.com/NameThesePlows
- Bryan Johnson, 608-267-2626, firstname.lastname@example.org