Snow emergencies declared for Friday-Saturday snowstorm

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Published: Jan. 17, 2020 at 9:44 AM CST
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Some cities in Southern Wisconsin are preparing for the next round of snowfall by declaring a snow emergency

NBC15 Meteorologist James Parish is predicting snow to develop Friday afternoon and continue overnight. Widespread snowfall totals will be between three and six inches.

A snow emergency is declared whenever it is necessary to plow streets, and people will need to abide by the parking restrictions.

Snow Emergency
  • City of Beloit:In effect from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Vehicles are prohibited from parking or standing on city streets. Residents are reminded to move their vehicles from the streets to a driveway or an approved off-site parking lot.
  • Town of Beloit:Declared 3 p.m. Friday and last until 3 p.m.Saturday. No parking is allowed on any street within the Town of Beloit.
  • Village of Blue Mounds Snow emergency from Saturday at 12:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. No street parking is allowed during this time. Residents who have no off-street parking available are encouraged to find alternate parking. The Village of Blue Mounds will issue citations and or tow vehicles if deemed necessary. Citizens are encouraged to monitor the Village of Blue Mounds website for updates.
  • City of Janesville: Snow emergency for Saturday, January 18th beginning at 6:00 a.m. 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 6:00 AM and keep your vehicle off City streets until they have been completely plowed.
  • Village of Pardeeville A snow emergency that will go into effect at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Such emergency is declared for a period of 24 hours after the snow has ceased to fall. No person shall park, place or leave standing any automobile, truck or other vehicle on any street or public way except in the downtown business district and 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.
  • Sun Prairie Snow Emergency declared from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday until 3 p.m. No parking on any city street during this time. Vehicles parked on the street in violation of this ordinance can be ticketed ($50 fine) and may be towed.
  • StoughtonParking will be even / odd. Goes into effect at Midnight to 8 A.M. and remains in effect until three (3) consecutive Midnight to 8 AM periods have elapsed, or the emergency is cancelled or extended.
  • Shorewood Hills: In effect 7 p.m. on Friday through 7 a.m. on Sunday.Whenever possible, do not park on the street during the Snow Emergency. If you must park on the street, please park on alternate sides (where allowed) on subsequent nights.
  • Watertown:A city-wide snow emergency that will go into effect at 11:00 p.m. Friday night and run 48 hours. During the 48-hour period of the snow emergency parking on all city streets and alleys will be banned between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following morning. Residents who have no off-street parking available are encouraged to utilize municipal parking lots or make arrangements with neighbors, relatives or friends to avoid a potential $50.00 citation. In addition, any vehicle that has been ticketed and remains parked at the same location for 24 or more hours afterward may be towed at the owner’s expense.

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