Madison and other communities declare snow emergencies

Posted Friday, December 20, 2013 --- 3:08 p.m.

Several communities in the NBC15 viewing area have declared snow emergencies. Here is a list:

-City of Madison. From the city website: A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 24th. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible. If you must park on the street this evening you should park on the EVEN house numbered side of the street. Details on winter parking restrictions are available at Violations of the alternate side parking restrictions during a snow emergency are punishable by a $60 fine.

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 AV.
Residents can sign up to receive text and/or email alerts whenever a snow emergency is declared at the city’s web site

-City of Stoughton: Snow emergency canceled.

-Watertown: Snow emergency has been extended. No parking on city streets outside of the Central City Snow Removal Area between 11:00 p.m. Dec. 23rd to 7:00 a.m. Dec. 24th.
Residents with no off-street parking should use municipal parking lots.

-The City of Beloit: Issued a snow emergency starting 6:00 PM Saturday December 21, 2013. It will remain in effect until 1:00 AM Monday December 23, 2013. Parking on city streets is prohibited.

-Village of McFarland: Snow emergency from Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. to Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at 7:00 am. Per Village Ordinance, Section 35-158(b), no vehicles are allowed to be parked on any Village street during the declared snow emergency. Alternate parking is available in the Municipal Center parking lot, McFarland Public Library parking lot and the parking lot located at Exchange Street and Farwell Street.

-City of Fort Atkinson: Snow emergency will go into effect at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 22nd, and will end at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, December 23rd.

-The Snow Emergency that was declared and set to continue until 7AM on Monday, December 23, 2013 has been canceled. Plow operations were conducted on all city streets throughout the day. Vehicles may now park at approved locations on city streets.

- City of Janesville: Snow emergency effective at 6:00 AM on 12-22-13. Vehicles need to be off the roadway until the snow is plowed to the curb.

- Town of Pleasant Springs: All parking on town roads is prohibited until 10:00 p.m. on December 22, 2013.

- The Village of Barneveld has issued a snow emergency effective from midnight Sunday until midnight Monday. No parking permitted on Village streets during the snow emergency.

- City of Monona: General Snow Emergency effective 9 AM, Sunday, December 22, 2013, until 7 AM on Monday, December 23, 2013. During a declared general snow emergency no person shall park any vehicle at any time on a designated snow emergency route and no person shall park any vehicle on any other street within the city. The police department will begin towing vehicles that are parked on any Monona Street obstructing the snow removal operation. It is essential to have the roadways clear so that Public Works personnel can clear streets during the early morning hours. All City of Monona Park parking lots may be used to park your vehicles until the end of the snow emergency. As an additional reminder, the normal snow ordinance is in effect where it is unlawful for any person to park or cause to be parked any vehicle on any public street within the City of Monona at any time within twelve (12) hours after a snow fall of two (2) inches or more, unless within such time the public street has been cleared of snow.

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