Snow emergencies in Madison, Beloit, Janesville | See the full list

A significant winter storm will affect Southern Wisconsin over the weekend, and cities are declaring snow emergencies. (Photo:Pixaby)
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- UPDATE: The Winter Weather Advisory for Dane County was lifted Friday evening.
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A significant winter storm will affect Southern Wisconsin over the weekend, and cities are declaring snow emergencies.

The first round comes Friday night into Saturday morning and another round will occur Saturday evening into Sunday morning. NBC15 Meteorologist Brian Doogs is anticipating six to ten inches in accumulation, with three to six inches possible across the north.

List of cities declaring snow emergencies


  • Beloit:In effect 9 p.m. Friday through 1 p.m Sunday.Vehicles are prohibited from parking or standing on city streets during a snow emergency. Residents are reminded to move their vehicles from the streets to a driveway or an approved off-site parking lot. A map of designated snow emergency areas is available on the city’s website.
  • Black Hawk Technical Colleges: All Blackhawk Technical College locations will be closed on Saturday, January 11 due to hazardous winter weather conditions. All activities have been cancelled.
  • Blue Mounds: In effect 10 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday. No street parking is allowed. People are encouraged to find alternate parking. Citations will be issued or vehicles could be towed.
  • Clinton: From 7 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Sunday. No parking is allowed on village streets during a snow 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.
  • Fort Atkinson: In effect 12 a.m. Saturday until 12 a.m. Monday.
  • Janesville: Snow emergency begins Saturday, January 11th beginning at noon. A snow emergency means that all parked vehicles must be removed from city streets and public parking lots until snow plowing operations are complete. The city says the best place to park during a snow emergency is in your garage or driveway. If you are unable to park in a driveway or garage, please park in one of the designated snow emergency parking lots. The seven downtown municipal parking lots are listed below:
    • 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;
    • Senior Center Lot at St. Lawrence Avenue & Water 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.

  • Madison: The snow emergency will remain in effect until at least 7 a.m. on January 13, 2020. Details:
    • Parking on the Street Tonight (Saturday 1/11/20 into early morning of Sunday 1/12/20)
      All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of January 11 into early morning of January 12) need to have their vehicles on the EVEN house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1am and 7am. Violations of the alternate side parking rules are punishable by a fine of $60 throughout the entire City of Madison. Violators could also be towed.
    • Parking on the Street Tomorrow Night (Sunday 1/12/20 into the early morning of Monday 1/13/20)
      Vehicles parked on the tomorrow night (the evening of Sunday, January 12 into early morning of Monday, January 13) should have their vehicles on the ODD house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1am and 7am. Violations of the alternate side parking rules are punishable by a fine of $60 throughout the entire City of Madison. Violators could also be towed.
    • Other Parking Information
      Residents are reminded that all daytime and signed parking restrictions will be enforced. That includes restrictions that ban parking on selected blocks in the downtown area and on the near east and near west sides. Parkers should pay attention to all parking signs.

      Parking will be available in the cashiered sections of city-owned ramps in the downtown area. During a declared snow emergency you can park for no charge at the City ramps from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. If you enter before 9 p.m. or leave after 7 a.m. you are liable for any parking charges before 9 p.m. and from 7 a.m. until the time you leave.

      When parking in the ramps overnight, do not park on the top level so this area can be plowed. Be aware that vehicles stored in city ramps longer than 48 hours are subject to being ticketed and towed. Meters in lots and ramps are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Parking is also available at the Brittingham Park Shelter parking lot off of W. Washington Ave.

  • Marshall: When a snow emergency has been declared, NO street parking is allowed during the declaration or
    until it has been cancelled. Residents who have no off-street parking available are encouraged to utilize municipal parking lots in Veteran’s Park on Farnham St/Howard St or the municipal parking lot on Main Street or make arrangements with neighbors, relatives or friends to avoid a potential $30 fine and having their vehicle towed at the owner’s expense.
  • McFarland: The Village of McFarland has issued an order prohibiting parking on all Village streets and roadways, pursuant to Village Ordinance Section 35-158(b), taking effect at 6:00 pm on Friday, January 10th and ending at 12:00 pm on Sunday, January 12th.

  • Monona:In effect 12 p.m Saturday until 12 p.m. Sunday. Vehicles cannot park on any street in Monona. The police department may ticket and tow vehicles. People can park vehicles in city parking lots that serve city parks until the end of the snow emergency. These include lots at Ahuska, Lottes, Winnequah, Frostwoods Beach, Fireman’s, Maywood and Schluter Parks.
  • Pardeeville::In effect 2 a.m. Saturday. Emergency is declared for a period of 24 hours after the snow has ceased to fall. Parking is not allowed on any street or public way except in the downtown business district. 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.
  • Stoughton: In effect 12 a.m. Saturday. Parking will be even/odd from midnight to 8 a.m. for three consecutive midnight to 8 a.m. periods, unless canceled or extended.
  • Sun Prairie: In effect 12 a.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Sunday. There is no parking on any city street until the snow emergency has been canceled.
  • Sun Prairie Farmers Market: Cancelled Saturday.
  • Watertown: In effect 11 p.m. Saturday and runs for 48 hours. During that period parking on all city streets and alleys is banned between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. the following morning. Residents without off-street parking are encouraged to use municipal lots or make other parking arrangements to avoid a possible $50 citation. Any vehicle that has been ticketed and remains parked at the same location for at least 24 hours will be towed.

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