Winter Weather: Organization or Business Closings and Cancellations

UPDATED: Friday, December 21, 2012 -- 12:20pm

We will update this list with organization or business closings for Friday as they come in.

If you are a business or organization with a cancellation, please send the information to No phone calls please.

---The Merrimac Ferry along WIS 113 between Columbia and Sauk County is tentatively scheduled to open at 4 p.m.
The 4 p.m. opening could be delayed for safety considerations related to high winds. Flashing lights along local state highways are activated when the ferry is out of service. The lights are located at WIS 60 and I-90/94, WIS 19 and WIS 113, WIS 78 and WIS 113, WIS 78 and I-90/94 and at US 12 and County K. Motorists are encouraged call 511 or log onto for the latest traffic updates.

---St. John's Lutheran Church and School, Juneau Afternoon Christmas Eve Service for (Friday) is canceled

---Closing-Evansville Golf Club Restaurant will be closed tonight for Friday night fish fry.

---Overture Center for the Arts is closed due to weather during business hours today, December 21, 2012.
However, tonight’s performances of A Christmas Carol and Girls, both at 7 pm, will go on as planned. The ticket office will be open before and during those performances.
Normal operations will resume tomorrow.


---Public Health-Madison and Dane County: All of our offices and clinics are closed today, December 21st.

---VARC, Inc – Sauk Division located in Reedsburg, WI will be canceling all “Out of town” transportation routes and “In-Town” routes will be operating under a 2 hour delay.

---VARC, Inc- Juneau Division located in Mauston,WI will be canceling all “Out of town” transportation routes and its “In-town/Mauston” route will be operating under a 2 hour delay.

---The Platteville Senior Center and Meal Site will be closed today, Friday, December 21, 2012 due to the weather.

---Nestle Purina PetCare in Jefferson is OPEN today, December 21st.

---Home Health United - Meals On Wheels will be closed on Friday. The noon meal will not be delivered due to the storm.

---Kleen Geeks is closed today due to the road conditions and the safety of our employees.
Madison Geeks is closed today due to the road conditions and the safety of our employees. We will re-open Saturday at normal business hours.

---Prometric Testing Center
5520 Medical Circle - Suite E Madison, Wisconsin
Our office voicemail states that our center will be open today
but that is now incorrect. Staff cannot get to the center due
to our roads not being plowed.

---From Social Security Administration : The Social Security Administration, 6011 Odana Rd, Madison, will open at 10:00am Friday, Dec. 21st.

---From City of Madison: Due to safety issues related to blowing snow and ice, Metro has cancelled service for today. Service will resume at the start of the day on Saturday, December 22.

---Wisconsin State Journal Carriers have no deadline Friday. The paper can be accessed online at

--- Empowerment Through Opportunity Training Center at: 1310 Mendota Street - Suite 112 in Madison will be closed Friday - 12/21/2012.

--- Due to the continued concern of the roadways, St. Mary's & Affiliates Credit Union Madison and Janesville will tentatively open at noon on Friday December 21st. Please call or check the website before making the drive into either office.

--- KinderCare Learning Centers in the Madison area will not be open until 9am on Friday 12/21/12. Please check back tomorrow morning in the event that a decision is made to keep the centers closed due to weather conditions.

--- Kiddos Learning Center in Madison, WI will be closed tomorrow Friday, December 21. Holiday Program also cancelled.

--- Madison, Regency Beauty Institute will be closed Friday

--- Woods Hollow Children's Center in Fitchburg will be closed on Friday December 21.

--- All Meriter Medical Group clinics will be closed Friday, December 21st. As always, Meriter Hospital services and the Emergency Department remain open. Closures include: Meriter Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic, Meriter DeForest-Windsor, Meriter Deming Way, Meriter Fitchburg, Meriter McKee, Meriter Middleton, Meriter Monona, Meriter Stoughton, Meriter West Washington, Meriter Dermatology Clinic, Meriter Orthopedic Clinic, Meriter Specialty Clinic, Meriter Wisconsin Heart

--- The opening of City of Madison offices and facilities will be delayed until 10 a.m. Friday, December 21. The opening is delayed to allow both staff and residents the opportunity to travel safely.

---Dog Haus University on Johnson St will remain closed 12/21 due to the storm. We will reopen after the holiday weekend on 12/26/12.

--- Second Harvest Mobile Pantry at St. Mary's Catholic Church (131 Cedar Street, PLatteville) from 10-11 AM will be closed on Friday. For additional hunger-relief services, please call 2-1-1.

--- The Dane County Highway Commissioner will close non-essential services and the Dane County Courthouse on Friday, December 21st. Normal county operations will resume after the Christmas Eve and Christmas holidays on Wednesday, December 26th.

--- Braids N' Britches Dayare in Rio and Braids N' Britches Daycare in Columbus will be closed Friday Dec 21, 2012.

---Pelliteri Waste Systems: Due to anticipated extreme weather conditions all of our service divisions will be closed Thursday, December 20th. All services normally performed on Thursday, December 20th will be performed on Friday, December 21st. All services normally performed on Friday, December 21st will be performed on Saturday, December 22nd. Please direct residents with questions to visit our website at

---The South District's "Town Hall" meeting has been re-scheduled for Thursday evening, January10th, 2013, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The meeting will still be held at Hotel Red, 1501 Monroe Street.

---Due to the Blizzard of the Year, DeForest Area Fire and EMS will be hosting an Holiday Food Drive ONLY on Friday December 21st 2012 from 4p-7p. No need to get out of your car on as you can drive through the Station to drop off any non-perishable food item or toiletry item.

---Southern Italy Imports (Verona) will be closed for business on Thursday due to the snow storm. Friday is optional, employee decision.

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