Snow Emergency Not Extended
Road conditions will be re-evaluated on Thursday, January 31
The Streets Division will not extend the snow emergency beyond 7:00 a.m. today. Road conditions will be re-evaluated on Thursday, January 31. If narrow roads persist, especially within the Snow Emergency Zone, a snow emergency may be declared at that time to help with street widening efforts.
Performing snow emergency operations places Parking Enforcement Officers and tow truck drivers in winter weather as they ticket and tow illegally parked vehicles. With the severe cold temperatures for the next two nights, the Streets Division has decided to end the snow emergency for the most recent storm today at 7:00 a.m. rather than expose these workers to the dangerous weather.
Streets Division plow trucks are continuing daytime efforts to widen streets that had been blocked by parked cars and other on-street obstructions. Everyone who parks on the street during the day should follow the daytime parking restrictions for where they leave their vehicles in order to assist with plowing. Parking restrictions vary by area, so be mindful of street signage and other on-street parking regulations.
Individuals who park within the Snow Emergency Zone are not required to follow overnight alternate side parking rules until the next declared snow emergency. Those who park within the Snow Emergency Zone are still required to follow all daytime restrictions for where their vehicles are parked.
If daytime street widening plowing operations are ineffective and streets remain too narrow, especially in the Snow Emergency Zone, a snow emergency may be declared after the severe cold passes in order to facilitate ticketing and towing operations necessary to move vehicles so plow trucks can widen the streets. This decision will be made on Thursday, January 31.
More information about City of Madison winter operations can be found on the City’s winter website, www.cityofmadison.com/winter.
- Bryan Johnson, 608-267-2626, email@example.com