Declared Snow Emergency

posted January 19, 2020 12:04 PM


 
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020
 
Alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the entire city of Madison, including the Snow Emergency Zone.
 
The Streets Division asks that people choose off-street parking options for their vehicles again this evening, especially those within the Snow Emergency Zone.  If an off-street parking option is not available, you must abide by alternate side parking rules. 
 
Streets Division crews will be working throughout the day and night to plow areas that had been blocked by parked cars during the daytime plowing operations.
 
Parking on the Street Tonight (Sunday, January 19 into the morning of Monday, January 20)
Vehicles parked on the street tonight (the evening on January 19 into the early morning of January 20) should be 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 may also be towed. If a vehicle is towed, an additional towing fee will be added to the parking ticket.
 
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.
 
 
More Information
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.
 

Declared Snow Emergency Rules

  • A Declared Snow Emergency is when snow accumulates to 3" or more and all the streets in the downtown Snow Emergency Zone must be plowed.
  • When this occurs, people who park in the Snow Emergency Zone must abide by the alternate side parking rules for a minimum of the next two nights.
  • A Snow Emergency is declared whenever it becomes necessary to plow ALL residential streets.
  • A Snow Emergency will always be declared prior to 9 p.m. if it is to take effect that night.
  • If conditions warrant, a Snow Emergency can be extended beyond the 48 hours.
  • A Snow Emergency is a City-wide policy.

Please note: During a Snow Emergency, if you violate the Alternate Side Parking rules, the fines are $60, plus a $65 towing fee.

Don't let the snow lead to a ticket or a tow!

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