Beloit, Janesville, other cities declare snow emergency as more snow expected

Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 3:35 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2023 at 12:00 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Cities in Wisconsin are bracing this week for another round of snowfall expected to move in Thursday evening.

Several cities have already declared snow emergencies, enacting restrictions on parking on public roads so plows can more efficiently treat the streets and get the roads cleared. Below is a list of cities that have declared emergencies so far. This list will be updated as new emergencies are declared.

A First Alert Day is in place for Friday as the storm will likely have a significant impact on the morning commute.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service. It begins at 3 p.m. Thursday and continues through 9 a.m. Friday. Snow is expected to begin Thursday afternoon and continue overnight and into Friday.

Here are the cities that have declared snow emergencies:


Beloit’s snow emergency will run from 3 p.m. on Thursday until 1 p.m. the next day. During that time, vehicles are barred from parking or standing on city streets. Drivers will need to part on private property or in an approved parking lot. The city listed the following lots as emergency parking locations.

• Krueger Park Upper (Hackett Street at House Street): East Lot

• Krueger Golf Course (1611 Hackett St.): South Lot

• Wootton Park (4th Street at Maple Avenue): Entire Lot

• Rotary Center (1220 Riverside Drive): Between Designated Signs

• Jones Pavilion at Riverside Park (access via Portland Avenue): Entire Lot

• Heritage View Parking Lot at 627 Pleasant: Between Designated Signs

• Third Street (South Lot): West Side of Lot Along Fourth St.

• Third Street (North Lot): North End of Lot Between Designated Signs

• Ironworks (Fourth Street): Center Area Between Designated Signs

• West Grand Avenue Lot (229 W. Grand Ave.): Center Area Between Designated Signs

• Telfer Park (2100 Cranston Road): South East Area Between Designated Signs

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

Blue Mounds

A snow emergency has been declared in Blue Mounds starting at 10 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. on Friday. City Police Chief Joey Hoops reminded residents that no street parking is allowed and violators could face a ticket or have their vehicle towed.


A snow emergency has been declared for Evansville from Thursday, at 5 p.m., through Friday, at 10 a.m. During that time, no one will be allowed to park on either side of city streets.

Fort Atkinson

Fort Atkinson officials have declared a snow emergency in the city for midnight on Friday until noon that day. Vehicles must be parked off of public streets and alleys, as snow plows need room to treat the roads.


The City of Lodi will enact a snow emergency starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The declaration will be in place for 48 hours or until snow removal is complete. No vehicles will be allowed to park on any public streets or alleys from midnight to 7 a.m. during a snow emergency, or snow operations are cleared.


A winter weather emergency will be in effect starting at 4 p.m. Thursday. During the emergency, all parked vehicles must be removed from City streets until snow and ice control operations are complete. The city stated to avoid getting a ticket, drivers should move their vehicles off the street. Drivers unable to park on private property, e.g., a driveway, garage, or parking lot, can use a municipal lot:

  • East Wall Street Lot at E Wall Street & N Parker Drive
  • City Hall Lot at W Wall Street & N Jackson Street
  • S High Street Lot at W Court Street & S High Street
  • Hedberg Public Library Lot on Water Street
  • River/Union Street Lot at S River Street & Union Street
  • N Parker Drive Parking Ramp at N Parker Drive and E Wall Street

The City of Janesville asked drivers to move their vehicles before the emergency goes into effect and keep them off city streets until 6 a.m. on Saturday.


Marshall’s snow emergency will go into effect at 8 p.m. on Thursday and run until noon the next day. During that time, drivers will no be allowed to park on city streets.


McFarland’s snow and ice emergency will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday and run through 3 p.m. Friday, the city says. During the snow/ice emergency, vehicles are not allowed to be parked on public streets to assist with snow clearing. Residents and others must park vehicles in driveways or other private property. Alternative parking is available at the Municipal Center Parking lot and other village owned parking lots.


Starting at 8 a.m. on March 9, the City of Stoughton has declared a snow emergency requiring people to follow alternate side parking rules from midnight to 8 a.m. for the next three days - or until the emergency is canceled. 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.


Watertown’s snow emergency will go into effect at 11 p.m. on Thursday and ended approximately twelve hours later.

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