UPDATED Thursday, February 28, 2013 --- 9:55 a.m.
City of Madison News Release:
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Friday March 1st. 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 ODD house numbered side of the street. Details on winter parking restrictions are available at www.cityofmadison.com/winter. 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 www.cityofmadison.com/winter. You will also get storm and plowing updates at the site or by calling 261-9111.
Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 --- 7:50 a.m.
From Chris Kelley, Madison Streets Superintendent
Snow Emergency To Be Declared!
As I am writing this today, we have received about 3" to 4" of snowfall as of 6am with blowing and drifting snow.
Salting crews have been out since the snow began last evening. Crews have been salting and plowing our main arterials and salt routes throughout the overnight hours. We will continue to salt and plow the main arterials throughout the day today. We did add 30 more trucks at 5am to keep the main streets open.
We are expecting a slow commute this morning as the snow continues to fall. While the salt has been applied and the plows are out, the streets will remain snow covered and slippery until the snow comes to an end later today.
We plan to begin plowing residential streets using contractors as soon as the snow stops. We will keep City crews on the main streets until they are open and then shift those crews over to the residential streets.
We are declaring a Snow Emergency in the City of Madison for tonight and Thursday night. All people who park on the street throughout the entire City must abide by the alternate side parking regulations. This includes the downtown isthmus area where the Snow Emergency will be in effect. The parking restrictions are in effect from 1:00 am until 7:00 am on both nights.