Madison, other cities declare snow emergencies as heavy snow falls

Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 2:05 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2023 at 11:24 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Heavy snowfall predicted for south-central Wisconsin on Thursday has prompted several cities, including Madison, to declare a snow emergency.

Heavy snow moved into the region Thursday morning and several inches had already fallen in some cities by noon. Around 12:40 p.m., Madison had surpassed the three inches of accumulation needed to trigger a citywide plow.

By mid-afternoon the system was moving out of the region. However, a Winter Weather Warning was scheduled to remain in effect until 6 p.m.

Snow Emergencies:


No parking is allowed on either side of the street on Friday, from midnight to 9 a.m.


The City of Lodi declared a 48-hour snow emergency that will begin Thursday morning at 3 a.m. During that time no vehicles are allowed to be parked on public streets or alleys between midnight to 7 a.m. The city also reminded residents they are required to have their sidewalks cleared within 24 hours of the snowfall ending.


Madison extended its snow emergency into Friday night. The Streets Division advises drivers to find off-street parking options. Anyone required to park on the street should follow alternate side parking rules, meaning they would need to leave their car on the odd-numbered side of the street on Friday night.


The Village of Marshall issued a snow emergency that will go into effect Thursday morning at 1 a.m. and is expected to last through 8 p.m. that night. So long as the emergency is in effect, no street parking is allowed.


The Snow Emergency will run through 8 a.m. on Feb. 12, unless it is canceled early. During a snow emergency, parking is even/odd between Midnight and 8 am. The side of the street depends on the address of the houses on that side of the street and what the date will be after midnight. The odd side of the street is any address ending in an odd number and the even side of the street is any address ending in an even number. For example, if it is 7 pm on February 5, you should park on the EVEN side of the street because it will be February 6 after midnight. Failure to follow the snow emergency ordinance could result in a parking ticket.


***UPDATE: Watertown canceled its snow emergency on Friday at 10:50 a.m. *** The snow emergency will go into effect at 11 p.m. Thursday night and will run for 48 hours, but can be canceled earlier. During the 48-hour period of the snow emergency parking on all city streets and alleys will be banned between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. the following morning.

NBC15 News will update this list with any new snow emergencies when they are declared.

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