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Snow Emergency Towing in Effect Again Tonight

A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Sunday, February 11. This means alternate side parking restrictions are in effect throughout the entire city again tonight, including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone.

The Streets Division asks that people not park their vehicles on the street again tonight if possible, especially those in the snow emergency zone. Crews will be working throughout the night to plow back areas that had been blocked by parked cars during initial plowing operations.

Parking on the Street Tonight (Saturday 2/10 into the early morning of Sunday 2/11)
Vehicles parked on the street tonight (the evening of February 10 into early morning of February 11) should have their vehicles on the ODD house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Violations of the alternate side parking rules are punishable by a fine of $60 for the entire City of Madison.

Violators found on the below listed areas within the Snow Emergency Zone will be towed. Violators outside of these areas also subject to towing. If a vehicle is towed, an additional $65 towing fee is added to the ticket.

  • 300 block of S Hamilton St.
  • W Doty St. (all)
  • 100 - 300 blocks and 700-800 blocks of W. Washington Ave.
  • 300 - 600 blocks of W Mifflin St.
  • 10 N Bedford to 300 S Bedford St.
  • 10 - 200 blocks of W. Gilman St
  • 300 - 500 blocks of N Carroll St
  • 300 – 600 blocks of N Henry St.
  • 200, 300, and 500 blocks of Wisconsin Ave.
  • E. Mifflin St. (all)
  • E Dayton St. (all)
  • 100 – 300 blocks of N Hamilton St.
  • N. Hancock St. (all)
  • S. Hancock St. (all)
  • N. Franklin St. (all)
  • S. Franklin St. (all)
  • N. Blair St. (all)
  • E. Johnson St. (from Blair to Baldwin)

Other Parking Information
Residents are reminded that all daytime parking restrictions will be enforced. This includes restrictions that ban parking on selected blocks in the downtown/isthmus area and on the near east and near west sides. Parkers should pay attention to all parking signs.
Parking is 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 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 on W. Washington Ave.

Madison residents can get additional snow emergency information at, and additional winter parking information by calling 608-261-9111.