Weekend snowfall prompts snow emergencies in south central Wisconsin

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Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 10:36 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 7:27 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Ahead of several inches of snow predicted to fall over the weekend, cities across south central Wisconsin are preparing by issuing snow emergencies.

A First Alert Weather day has been issued for Saturday as hazardous travel conditions are expected. This snow will head out during the evening. Snow totals will range from around an inch to the north to as much as five inches locally.

See the list of cities below and snow emergencies not included can be reported by emailing: news@nbc15.com

Anywhere from 1 to 5 inches of new snow is expected across southern Wisconsin on Saturday.
Anywhere from 1 to 5 inches of new snow is expected across southern Wisconsin on Saturday.(wmtv)


A snow emergency for the City of Beloit will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday through 2 p.m. Sunday. The Town of Beloit’s snow emergency goes into effect at noon Saturday and will last until noon Sunday.

During the order, vehicles cannot park on city streets and residents were asked to move their vehicles to a driveway or an approved parking lot.

Beloit Police Department officers or Code Enforcement members will ticket or tow vehicles that violate the order.


The snow emergency will begin at noon and run through 7 a.m. the next morning.

No parking is allowed on village streets during this snow removal emergency. Parking (24 hour) is available in the municipal parking lot in the 200 block of Mill Street. Vehicles must be moved after 24 hours in the municipal parking lot.


Evansville has declared a snow emergency from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday.

Parking will not be allowed on either side of the city’s streets. All vehicles must be parked on private property or in a designated public parking area.

Vehicles not in the approved parking sites will be ticketed or towed. Parking on city streets will not be allowed again until the snow has ended and the street is cleared to the curb.

Fort Atkinson:

A snow emergency will run from noon on Saturday through noon the next day.

During a Snow Emergency all vehicles must be removed from public streets and alleys. Residents may park in municipal lots apart from the lot directly behind the Fort Atkinson Municipal Building. Parking lot signs will provide specific rules about parking during snow events.


The winter weather emergency will begin at Saturday, at 6 p.m. From that time through Sunday, at 2 p.m., people are asked not to park on city streets.

The city pointed to forecasts that indicated 3 to 6 inches are expected in that time. While snow is falling, the city will focus on main and arterial streets. They will move to other roads after the snow wraps up.

People are asked to park in their garage or driveway. Those who do not have that option can also park in one of the city’s downtown municipal lots:


The Lodi Police Department stated that a snow emergency will be instated from 9 a.m. Saturday. The order will last for 48 hours or as soon as snow clearing efforts are finished.

Residents will not be allowed to park in the street.


A snow emergency will take place in Marshall for 24 hours starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

There will be no street parking allowed until the declaration ends or has been canceled.

Those who do not have off-street parking were asked to use municipal parking lots at Veteran’s Park on Howard Street, the lot on Main Street, or make arrangements with loved ones. Residents were also reminded that they can park on their own yard during a snow emergency, but must follow proper parking regulations once the order lifts.


The Village of McFarland’s snow emergency will begin at 6 a.m. Saturday through noon on Sunday.

As plows work to clear the roads, residents are reminded that vehicles cannot be parked in public streets. People can park in their driveways or other private property. Those who leave their vehicles on public streets may receive a citation or have the vehicle towed.

There is alternative parking available in the Municipal Center Parking lot, officials added.


The City of Stoughton’s snow emergency will go into effect at midnight Saturday and is scheduled to end at 8 a.m. on Feb. 1.

The city’s Public Works department explained that parking will be even/odd from midnight to 8 a.m. for three consecutive periods of that time frame until the order is canceled or extended. The side of the street depends on the address of the houses and what the date is after midnight.


The City of Stoughton’s snow emergency will begin at 11 p.m. Saturday and will run for 48 hours, but it may be cancelled or extended depending on conditions.

Parking on all city streets and alleys will be banned between 11 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday. Residents who have no off-street parking available are encouraged to use municipal parking lots or make arrangements with friends or family to avoid a $50 citation.

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