Snow emergencies declared for Sunday snow storm

Published: Feb. 8, 2020 at 11:58 AM CST
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Several communities in our area have declared snow emergencies for a snow storm that began Sunday morning.

Snow emergencies typically require residents to not park on city streets, in order to allow plows access to the road to clear snow.

As of Saturday afternoon, about 2-6 inches of snow is expected for much of South Central Wisconsin.

City of Beloit

The City of Beloit has declared a snow emergency from 7 a.m. Sunday until 7 a.m. Monday.

People will not be allowed to park on city streets during that time, the city said in a release.

to read the city of Beloit's designated emergecy parking areas.

City of Janesville

The City of Janesville has declared a snow emergency beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 9.

A snow emergency means that all parked vehicles must be removed from City streets and public parking lots until snow plowing operations are complete. To ensure that you do not receive a parking ticket, please move your vehicle prior to 2 p.m. and keep your vehicle off City streets until they have been completely plowed.

For a list of snow emergency lots,


City of Madison

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. This snow emergency will remain in effect until 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11.

Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street if possible. Fewer obstacles in the road means the plowing operations will be safer, faster and more complete.

Parking on the Street Sunday Night

All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of February 9 into early morning of February 10) must park their vehicles on the EVEN house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Violations of the alternate side parking rules are punishable by a fine of $60 throughout the entire City of Madison. Violators will also likely be towed. If a vehicle is towed, an additional $65 towing fee is added to the parking citation.

Parking on the Street Monday Night

Vehicles parked on the street tomorrow night (the evening of February 10 into early morning of February 11) must be parked on the ODD house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

City of Stoughton

Goes into effect at Midnight to 8 a.m. and remains in effect until three consecutive Midnight to 8 a.m. periods have elapsed, or the emergency is cancelled or extended.

City of Watertown

The City of Watertown has declared a snow emergency starting at 11 p.m. Sunday and will run for at least 48 hours.

During the snow emergency, parking on city streets is off-limits from 11 p.m. Sunday until 7 a.m. Monday, according to a release from the Watertown Police Department.

to learn more about snow emergencies in Watertown.

Village of Pardeeville

The Village of Pardeeville has declared a snow emergency. It will go into effect at 10:00 Sunday morning. It will last 24 hours.

No one is allowed to park on any street or public way, except in the downtown area. any vehicles over 10,000 pounds are exempt from parking on the east side of Gillette Street in the 300 and 400 blocks per village signage.

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