Winter weather emergencies declared as snow accumulates

Published: Jan. 22, 2022 at 5:15 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2022 at 2:01 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - As snow continues to fall in many southern Wisconsin cities, some are beginning to declare winter weather and snow emergencies Sunday.

The declarations are typically designed to allow communities to plow their streets more easily and will either ask drivers to park on a certain side of the street or not to park on the street at all.

NBC15 will continue to update this list as more cities issue warnings about the weather and declare emergencies.


The City of Beloit has declared a snow emergency set to begin Sunday night.

The snow emergency will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday and end at 4 p.m. Monday.

During this time, vehicles are prohibited from parking or standing on city streets. Residents must move vehicles from the streets to a driveway or approved off-site parking lot.

Residents are also reminded to remove trash and recycling carts from the street.


A snow emergency in the City of Evansville has been declared from Sunday at 4 p.m. to Monday at 4 p.m.

No parking will be permitted on either side of the city’s streets, and all vehicles must be parked on private property or in designated public parking areas.


The City of Janesville has declared a winter weather emergency that began at 4 a.m. Sunday and will end at 4 p.m. Sunday.

All parked vehicles must be removed from city streets until snow and ice control operations are complete.


The city of Madison has declared a snow emergency while streets are being plowed.

It will take about 12 to 14 hours for streets to receive their first round of plowing. Since more snow is expected into Monday, Jan. 24, the declaration will remain in place.

This declaration means that certain parking restrictions are in effect for at least the next two nights or until the snow emergency is lifted.

This means overnight alternate side parking restrictions are now in place. Violators of overnight alternate side parking rules can be ticketed and they may be towed.

Parking restrictions for Sunday night:

-All vehicles parked on the street Sunday night need to have their vehicles on the EVEN house numbered side of the road between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Parking restrictions for Monday night:

-All vehicles parked on the street Monday night need to have their vehicles on the ODD house numbered side of the road between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.

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