Snow Emergency Continues Tonight
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:24am
Snow emergency will last until 7am December 13.
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday, December 13. This means alternate side parking restrictions are in effect throughout the entire city again tonight, including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone. If you park your vehicle on the street this evening, please park your vehicle on the odd house-numbered side of your street.
Residents, especially those in the snow emergency zone, are asked to not park their vehicles on the street again tonight if possible. Crews will be working throughout the night to plow back areas that had been blocked by parked cars during the initial plowing operation. With severely cold temperatures coming, snow that cannot be plowed from the street due to parked vehicles may freeze solid and impede traffic and parking all winter long.
All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of December 12 into early morning of December 13) need to 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.
Residents are reminded that all daytime parking restrictions will be enforced. That 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 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.
Madison residents can get complete snow emergency information at www.cityofmadison.com/winter or by calling 608-261-9111.
- Bryan Johnson, 608-267-2626, firstname.lastname@example.org